Claire Mawer – co-author of the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s (YJLC) practitioners’ guide on child criminal exploitation

Claire Mawer has co-authored the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s (YJLC) practitioners’ guide on child criminal exploitation, launched today. The guide takes practitioners through the key stages of a case involving child criminal exploitation from arrest through to trial and gives practical advice on the work that needs to be done by the defence at each point.

This is the second practitioners’ guide that Claire has co-authored for the Youth Justice Legal Centre. The first guide, ’Turning 18’, addresses the implications of turning 18 in the criminal justice system for child defendants and was launched in the summer of this year.

Both guides are freely available resources, in keeping with YJLC’s aim of achieving best practice in the representation of young defendants.

Claire works closely with the Youth Justice Legal Centre and is frequently engaged to bring appeals against sentence where youth and maturity have not been taken into account at sentence, to both the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Claire also consults on criminal justice issues arising from youth and maturity.

To view the guide please click here.