Category Archives: News

County lines cases: the state’s duties towards young defendants who may be victims of trafficking

Guidance from the Home Office states that children as young as 12 are being trafficked by criminal gangs to transport and distribute illegal drugs within the UK. Targeted children commonly come from unstable backgrounds; with histories of abuse, unavoidable gang … Continue reading

Child custody: an inappropriate measure for vulnerable children from disadvantaged backgrounds By Annahita Moradi

AB, a 16-year old boy, had a traumatic childhood. It consisted of him being physically and emotionally abused. He watched his father beat his mother and take an overdose; and his uncle die from an overdose. He was diagnosed with … Continue reading

AGM and Seminar 2018 – Tuesday 15 May 2018 – Youth justice: future directions

NAYJ is delighted to welcome excellent speakers to this event: –Louise Haigh MP, Shadow Minister for Policing, will join us as one of the speakers at our annual seminar. –Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division at the Royal … Continue reading

‘Child Friendly Youth Justice?’ Event, Cambridge 25th September 2017

Announcement of New Chair

The Trustee Board of the National Association for Youth Justice is delighted to announce that Ross Little, who has served as our Deputy Chair for the past year, will take over as Chair of the charity following the retirement of … Continue reading

Response for Secure College Rules

Response to the consultation on the plans for Secure College Rules The National Association for Youth Justice is a membership organization that campaigns for the rights of and justice for children in trouble with the law. The NAYJ does not … Continue reading

Yorkshire Association for Youth Justice seminar

Please find attached the flyer for Yorkshire Association for Youth Justice seminar on 15thDecember at Oxford Place Leeds If you require a place please contact me as soon as possible  (link to the venue below) It will be presented  by … Continue reading

Letter to the Times

On 14th November Lord Harris (Chair of the Independent panel on deaths in custody) expressed his view that too many vulnerable people are imprisoned. Sadly, his commission has only been asked to look at deaths in custody of those aged … Continue reading

2014 Events

We would like to thank all the speakers, workshop presenters and delegates who attended our two events held in April and June this year (2014). To see the report and access slides and other papers, please click below to download. … Continue reading

New Centre for Mental Health toolkit

The Centre for Mental Health has developed a ‘point of arrest’ health screening and support tool kit. It can be found on HERE