Training for Youth Offending Teams

YJLC support Youth Offending Teams by providing training on youth justice law. Our aim is to empower YOT workers with the knowledge they need to feel confident throughout criminal proceedings when liaising with lawyers, writing reports and addressing the court. All YOTs want to be able to provide children with clear and accurate information and support them to actively participate in any legal proceedings.

YJLC's training covers youth justice law and practice for Youth Offending Teams. The regularly updated training for practitioners covers key principles, out of court disposals, bail and remand, the youth court, the Crown Court, child criminal exploitation, fitness to plead & the latest changes to the law on sentencing children and what these mean in practice.

We aim to deliver tailored, accessible and affordable training to YOTs. We are also offering regional seminars enabling joint commissioning by clusters of Local Authorities. If your Local Authority would be interested in arranging a seminar in your area, please get in touch with the team at YJLC@justforkidslaw.org

I would like to add the immediate response to training from many who attended was very positive and the lawyer was praised as a very competent and knowledgeable trainer who had a relaxed and approachable persona.

Jayne Perkins, Senior Practitioner, West Mercia Youth Justice Service (in-house training delivered in March 2019)

YJLC is recognised as a centre of legal excellence in youth justice.

Our highly regarded CPD training courses cover all major aspects of the youth justice system and are delivered by youth justice specialist lawyers.