Advice for lawyers and Youth Justice Services

The YJLC advice line is operated by youth justice specialist lawyers with the aim of supporting other professionals to represent children better. The advice line is run by a small part-time team with limited capacity. We are unable to provide immediate responses to enquiries. We aim to make initial contact with the majority of enquiries within 1-2 weeks, with responses generally on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Click here to access our online advice form 

If your query is urgent and needs an immediate response, you can email us at [email protected] and we will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible.

While you are waiting for a response you may wish to consider whether you can find answers to your query in the Recently Asked Questions section of our website and the other legal resources available there.

We regularly take a range of enquiries from different professionals including criminal lawyers, Youth Justice Services, social workers, or indeed any other professional with a youth justice query. 

The Resources section of our website includes valuable information on a range of key youth justice topics. Our legal guides and updates have been created to help practitioners achieve best practice when representing children in the criminal justice system.

Thank you so much for your response and advice with this matter. It can sometimes feel hopeless when trying to advocate for children during complex Court proceedings. It is the first time I have used your service and I’m so pleased to have reached out. Thank you for doing what you do and no doubt I will come back to you for further guidance if needed.

Youth Justice Service Officer, April 2021