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Youth Justice Legal Centre

The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) is a centre of excellence on youth justice 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 ( 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;

  • Free specialist legal advice for children, youth offending team, the judiciary and lawyers.

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