Young offenders and criminal justice
It is widely accepted that around 60% of young people in the justice system have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Research clearly shows that SLCN are strongly over-represented within the justice system.
Screening and assessment
For organisations that do not employ speech and language therapists, it is important to provide training for professionals. The RCSLT has developed The Box training programme and the first stage is a free e-learning module.
Further resources and support
- Watch the IJLCD Winter Lecture: Language Difficulties and Criminal Justice Processes presentation - Professor Karen Bryan (December 2014)
- Download the IJLCD Winter Lecture: Language Difficulties and Criminal Justice Processes powerpoint presentation - (December 2014)
- Registered intermediaries
- Evidence and resources
- Speech, language and communication difficulties: Young people in trouble with the law
- Resources for magistrates, solicitors or barristers
- Reflecting on the RCSLT 2012 Justice campaign
For more information on the RCSLT young offenders and criminal justice campaigns please contact Claire Moser.