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    The Youth Proceedings Advocacy Review: Final Report

    Wigzell, Ali and Kirby, Amy and Jacobson, Jessica (2015) The Youth Proceedings Advocacy Review: Final Report. Project Report. Bar Standards Board, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    This review considered the quality of advocacy in youth proceedings and the core components of effective advocacy, with a view to informing the Bar Standard Board's consideration of whether regulatory interventions are required to improve standards of youth advocacy. The research activities comprised a survey of 215 advocates; interviews with 96 stakeholders, including advocates, young people, youth court magistrates, and court-based YOT workers; and observations in four youth courts and five Crown Courts across England and Wales. The report concluded that the work of advocates in youth proceedings cannot be viewed in isolation from its wider legal, institutional and cultural context, and presents recommendations aimed at promoting more effective advocacy. These recommendations are focused on systems and structures of youth proceedings which could support better advocacy; court-based facilitators of advocacy; and training and learning opportunities for advocates.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Criminal Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Jessica Jacobson
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 14:00
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 16:24
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13577

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