Augusta Itua (on sabbatical)

Youth Justice Lawyer and Policy Officer

Augusta is a Youth Justice Lawyer and Policy Officer at Just for Kids Law, including the Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) and the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE). She works to effect nationwide systemic change in the youth justice system through policy influencing and public affairs work.

Augusta splits her time between policy and legal casework. She represents children and young adults at the police station, youth and adult magistrates' court. She is also responsible for providing legally accurate information, advice and guidance on youth justice law and practice, through the YJLC free national legal advice line, to children and young people, their families, legal and non-legal professionals, and in particular Youth Offending Teams.

She also delivers training on a number of youth justice issues, from racial disproportionality in the youth justice system to the detention of children in police custody, police use of force and the impact of turning 18 in the criminal justice system. Augusta joined Just for Kids Law in September 2016 and has worked at Become Charity and Advocates for International Development. She previously volunteered at the Kent Law Clinic, the Free Representation Unit and Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Clinic.

Augusta is currently on a sabbatical leave year.