Just for Kids Law; support, advice and representation for young people in difficulty
We are proud supporters of Just for Kids Law, donating a percentage of our annual profits to this worthwhile cause
Just for Kids Law are a small charity, helping young people who are risk from becoming trapped in a negative cycle of crime and punishment.
Delivering support through crisis to stability, and working with them towards a life of independence, the charity is focused on providing community-based legal representation whilst driving systemic change through strategic litigation and policy reform. Their aim is to become the UK’s leading experts in youth justice law and to share their knowledge, expertise and model across the UK and the world.
All of their services are child focused and founded on their unique knowledge of youth justice.
They are particularly focuses on children at risk of exclusion from school and those in trouble with the law. By providing quality legal representation and personal support Just for Kids Law helps children to tackle the personal difficulties they face and helps them in their efforts to lead a positive and fulfilling life.
We are hugely supportive of Just for Kids Law and all their efforts, if you are interested in finding out more about them please visit their site and make a donation using the button below. If you want to follow @justforkidslaw on Twitter you can do so here
Here is a small sample of what Just for Kids Law provide for young people
Just for Kids Law provide direct representation in matters relating to school exclusions, admissions and Special Educational Needs proceedings.
They also represent children and young people who are not receiving the social services support to which they are entitled, including accommodation and support for children in need, looked after children and children leaving care.
Just for Kids Law challenge existing policy by undertaking legal cases that they believe expose systemic flaws and inequalities in our criminal justice system.
How do they do it?
Youth Advocacy Programme
Youth advocates assist young people in their day-to-day lives, providing them with help and support as and when they need it. This can range from help with filling out forms to providing advocacy representation in instances such as Looked After Child reviews, immigration tribunals and Child Protection conferences.
The Just for Kids Law Opportunities Project provides young people with a tailored package of support to help them identify and access education, employment and training opportunities. This long-term support recognises that barriers to engagement can be greater for some than for others.
Youth Justice Training
The youth justice training programme aims to promote best practice and equips attendees with the skills they need to communicate with, understand and effectively represent children and young people. Uniquely, this training employs the charity’s young clients as training partners.
Just for Kids Law are active members of a number of steering groups where they use their front line experience to provide evidence of the need to change the youth justice system.