Creating a therapeutic environment in a YOI, step by step: Secure Stairs is a set of therapeutic and organisational principles, supported by a programme of funding, that has started to enable the transformation of secure custodial settings for young people in the UK. HMYOI Cookham Wood is one of the early adopter sites and can offer delegates a glimpse of the dynamic process now in motion. Looked after children, a different approach:
What we do YJLC is a centre of excellence on youth justice law, providing: YJLC provides legal overviews, specialist training, a discussion forum and expert advice for barristers, solicitors and legal executives representing children in the youth justice system.
The law relating to children in the youth justice system is complex, which is why it is now recognised as a specialism amongst criminal practitioners. For children and young people We know the criminal justice system can be scary, frightening and intimidating.
We want to provide children and young people in the criminal justice system with more information about what is happening to them so they are able to better understand and participate in criminal proceedings.
YJLC is producing a serious of animated videos to give young people and those supporting them information so they know what to expect and understand what will happen if they find themselves in the criminal justice system.
Acknowledgements We are grateful to the many volunteers who have helped develop the content for the website. Name I agree to have my data transferred to Mailchimp. Who we are Kate Aubrey-Johnson Director, Youth Justice Legal Centre Kate is a youth justice specialist barrister at Garden Court Chambers and having qualified in has represented many children and adults in criminal and prison law cases.
Kate has delivered training programmes for Just for Kids Law and the Prison Reform Trust and given expert evidence before the Joint Committee on Human Rights as well as providing expertise on a number of national reviews and reports. Kate worked as a youth worker and teacher in England, Kenya and Uganda before training as a barrister.
She co-founded a small charity working in Uganda and is a trustee and Board member for a number of organisations supporting and empowering children and young people. She has practised as a solicitor advocate sinceand has experience of representing children at the police station, youth court and Crown Court.
Laura also works part-time for a criminal defence firm in London. Katya now joins the Youth Justice Legal Centre to develop our training and digital services for lawyers. She has also volunteered as the Employability and Integration Advisor at the organisation Women for Refugee Women, providing practical and emotional support for refugee women and asylum seekers.
He oversees the running of its groundbreaking Rightsnet website, which was launched in Peggy Ray is an award-winning family solicitor, specialising in complex care cases. Mark Ashford is a partner at TV Edwards Solicitors, acknowledged as one of the foremost youth crime lawyers in the country, and author of two leading books: Mark is an accredited police station representative, duty solicitor and has Higher Rights of Audience.
He is renowned for his human rights work and as a respected author. She has degrees from the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge.
The content of this website represents the interpretation of the law in England and Wales by the Youth Justice Legal Centre. YJLC aims to be legally accurate, it should not replace independent legal advice.
The Youth Justice Board’s (YJB) strategic plan covers the period to and its business plan covers to What we do? Warwickshire Youth Justice Service is a statutory partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, the National Probation Service and Health.
The youth justice system in England and Wales is open to criticism on three main grounds: the low age of criminal responsibility, the application of laws and procedures to children that do not properly take into account their age and maturity.
switch to the UK edition switch to More than 40 other children held in police custody for undetermined periods because there’s no room in youth The report into Victoria’s youth justice. We are a non-departmental public body responsible for overseeing the youth justice system in England and Wales.