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Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law is an award winning charity providing support, advice and legal representation to young people in difficulty.

Hodge Jones & Allen provides a home for the charity at our offices at North Gower Street with desk space for over 12 staff members and managers.

Senior Partner, Patrick Allen said “We share the aims and ideals of Just For Kids Law and were delighted to help them practically and financially by creating a space for their team within our premises free of charge.”

The Just for Kids team delivers holistic, client-led support to children and young people who are faced with crisis with innovative, community based initiatives which include legal representation and advocacy.

Just for Kids services include:

Independent Youth Advocacy – providing direct advice and support to young people who are in difficulty. A youth advocate can represent the voice of the child at formal or informal meetings or can provide support with any difficulty they are facing. Youth Advocates are supported by specialist lawyers in criminal, education and community care law. The organisation also focuses on strategic litigation and policy work to bring about change in the law and provide legal training to professionals who work with young people.

The Youth Justice Legal Centre is an online service providing information about youth justice law for lawyers, professionals and young people, their families and carers.

The staff at the heart of the Youth Justice Legal Centre include:

Shauneen Lambe, Executive Director (recently elected to the Eisenhower Fellowship Women’s Leadership Programme) , Kate Aubrey-Johnson – Director, Youth Justice Legal Centre and Fiona Bawdon, Youth Justice & Strategic Litigation Development Manager and others, supported by an Advisory Board.

Shauneen Lambe said “We are enormously grateful to HJA for providing us with offices and meeting rooms at their premises in Central London which would usually be beyond the reach of a small charity. The generosity of HJA has made it possible to greatly expand our services to more disadvantaged young people.”