Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law

Grant: £70,000
January 12, 2018

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.

YJLC provides:

  • 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.

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