Communication in the criminal justice sector
This booklet is intended to help improve understanding and communication with children and young people, in particular those with communication needs.
"CROSSING THE COMMUNICATION DIVIDE"
This toolkit is for prison and probation staff working with offenders who experience communication difficulties.
"HE GOT IN MY FACE SO I SHOT HIM"
This paper written by Michele LaVigne, Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, focuses on the impact of language impairment on the lawyer/client relationship.
"LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESSES"
Based on real cases, this thought-provoking lecture by Prof Karen Bryan provides an overview of the possible path followed by youngsters who have an undiagnosed language impairment.
INTERMEDIARIES FOR JUSTICE
This is the professional body for intermediaries. Intermediaries work in the justice system to enable vulnerable witnesses, victims and defendants to give complete, coherent and accurate evidence to police and at court. A high number of intermediaries are speech and language therapists.
"DOING JUSTICE TO SLCN"
Key messages and recommendations from a round-table organised by The Communication Trust focusing and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in the youth justice sector.