"A Clear and Distinct Contribution to Creating a Fairer Justice System"
November 23, 2017
The Youth Justice Legal Centre has been recognised for its work improving the justice system for children and young people, securing runner up in the Outstanding Organisation of the Year at the Criminal Justice Alliance Awards 2017. The organisation was commended by the judges for making "a clear and distinct contribution to creating a fairer justice system".
Members of the YJLC team collecting the award from Dame Glenys Stacey
The Legal Education Foundation first met the founders of the Youth Justice Legal Centre in 2014 when they talked to us about their wish to improve standards of representation for children in the criminal justice system. The organisation impressed immediately with the analysis of the problem and the clarity of the vision for addressing it. The Foundation’s Governors went on to award funding to support early work on the centre. The initiative has gone from strength to strength developing high quality training materials and also seeking to influence the regulatory and policy framework which was so important to creating the right environment for the Centre to achieve its mission. The Foundation subsequently supported the Centre to work with Social Finance to develop a business plan and has gone on to commit funds to support the future development of the Centre.
Health Justice Partnerships in Social Prescribing: International Workshop
November 13, 2017
The Foundation is funding a range of work looking at the role of law and legal education as a tool to solve problems and improve the lives of citizens. In this context, the Foundation is supporting Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and co-director of the UCL Judicial Institute in the Faculty of Laws at University College London, to explore the ways in which partnerships between health and legal professionals can help to deliver better outcomes for individuals and efficiency savings for the health service. An international workshop, held on 9th November, brought together policy officials, health professionals, commissioners, research funders and health researchers to take this agenda forward. Follow this link to a Storify summary of the event and links to related resources.