This is the second year of the establishment of The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC). A centre of excellence on youth justice legal issues in England and Wales.
Policy and lobbying work to ensure youth justice becomes a legal specialism and to safeguard children’s rights in youth justice;
A dedicated website (www.yjlc.uk) with comprehensive information, legal resources and best practice guides for lawyers, judges, magistrates, youth offending teams, professionals, children and families;
A favourable environment to nurture a community of lawyers and other professionals working in youth justice;
Training on youth justice issues for lawyers and non legal professionals working with children;
Specialist legal advice line for children, youth offending team, the judiciary and lawyers.
YJLC aims to:
Improve standards of youth justice legal representation;
Ensure youth justice is recognised as a specialist area of law.
Increase Public Understanding
Advance High Quality Thinking
Increase Access to Employment
People Working in the Law
Implications of Brexit
Legal Needs in Healthcare Settings
Influence the Online Court
Develop Robust Evidence Base
Understand Role of Technology
Law Reform, Policy and Regulation
Communications to Disseminate Learning
Public Law Project
January 3, 2018
This is a project to facilitate PLP’s next phase of development and growth.
PLP last restructured in 2015 but has experienced rapid growth since then. It is experiencing capacity constraints. In addition, further growth/expansion is anticipated to enable the organisation to achieve its strategic priorities. Changes to internal structures may well be necessary. PLP’s Board seeks a structure which would enable it to take advantage of appropriate opportunities as they arise. PLP’s current premises are unsuitable for various reasons, including that they physically preclude further growth. PLP is likely to want to move in 2018, and the Board and staff are keen to ensure that the move is to premises that will facilitate and support the next phase of the organisation’s development. PLP has already set robust strategic priorities for the five-year period 2017-2022, but would benefit from further thinking around the practical implications of these priorities, and clearer articulation of its organisational ambitions.