Tag: Youth Justice
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.
Medway report prompts calls to rethink youth justice system
In January 2016, BBC Panorama revealed serious mistreatment of children at the G4S run Medway Secure Training Centre (STC). In response, the Secretary of State for Justice created an Independent Improvement Board for Medway.
Youth Justice Review – the Taylor Review publishes interim findings
The interim findings of the youth justice review being carried out by child behavioural expert and former head teacher Charlie Taylor have been published. The interim report sets out plans to transform youth custody in England and Wales and recommends that children should serve their sentences in secure schools rather than youth prisons.
Youth Proceedings Advocacy Review
A report published by the Bar Standards Board and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) highlighting the damaging effects that poor advocacy has on access to justice for young and often very vulnerable offenders, and their perceptions of the system in general.
Nobody Made the Connection
Nobody made the connection: The prevalence of neurodisability in young people who offend, Authors: Nathan Hughes, N, Williams, H, Chitsabesan, P, Davies, R, Mounce, L., Children’s Commissioner, published October 2012