Our frontline staff and in-house lawyers work directly with young people to help them navigate their way through challenging times: whether they are facing difficulties at school, mental health, immigration or criminal justice issues, are being denied benefits, or are homeless.
Children and young people rarely come to us with just one problem. Reflecting their individuality and the variety of challenges they face we provide holistic support tailored to their individual needs, backed up by legal support.
We work more broadly to influence policy and change the law through evidence gathering, strategic litigation, lobbying and by involving young people as advocates for change.
Under the Just for Kids Law umbrella there are several different strands to our work: CRAE, Youth Justice Legal Centre, Advocacy Year and Let us Learn.
What do we mean by ‘holistic’ support?
We believe that the best way to support young people to reach their potential is to identify and work on all of their needs.
We have a team of advocates who work with young people everyday. An advocate supports a young person to make sure their views and wishes are heard and respected. Our advocates offer tailored, one-to-one support every step of the way. This often includes working collaboratively with lawyers to provide young people with a wide range of legal expertise and assistance. This ‘holistic support’ ensures young people get all the help they need.