Tag: Youth Justice
Inns College produce guidance and film for barristers representing children in criminal courts
The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has produced new guidance for practitioners representing children in the youth justice system. The materials are intended to help barristers comply with the Bar Standards Board's recently published ‘Youth Proceedings Competences’.
BSB publishes Youth Proceedings competences
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has published new guidance for barristers working in youth proceedings based on a set of essential competences that are expected of all advocates working with children as part of a phased introduction to increased regulation in this area.
Taylor Review of Youth Justice System published
Review of the Youth Justice System in England and Wales, by Charlie Taylor The final report of the Charlie Taylor Review of the Youth Justice System, and the Government's response have now been published. The report calls for improved fees structure for youth court work and mandatory training for lawyers.
New SRA toolkit for Youth Court Advocacy
The Solicitor's Regulatory Authority (SRA) has developed a toolkit to support solicitors practising in the Youth Court. The SRA recognise that additional help is needed for those working in the youth court, 'this is a really important part of the justice system, one that comes with its own unique challenges and demands.'
Report highlights the benefits of problem-solving courts for young people
Problem-solving courts: An evidence review, Centre for Justice Innovation, August 2016 Report by the Centre for Justice Innovation reviewing the evidence collected by a working group on problem-solving courts. The report highlights how problem-solving courts could better address youth offending in some circumstances.
Youth court seen as a ‘rehearsal court’ for new lawyers
Article published in Legal Voice by YJLC's Youth Justice Lawyer, Laura Cooper, on the use of the youth court by the legal profession as a 'rehearsal court'.
Youth Justice Legal Centre shortlisted for a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award
The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) has been shortlisted by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2016 in the ‘Access to Justice through IT’ category.
Laming Review: half of children in custody have been in care
The Prison Reform Trust's independent review chaired by Lord Laming has found that children in care are six times more likely than other young people to be cautioned or convicted of a crime.
BSB to establish youth justice advocacy as an area of specialism
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has announced proposals to ensure advocates appearing in the Youth Court or proceedings involving youths are specialists, able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of youth justice law as well as the ability to engage and communicate with children.