Host Organisation: Just for Kids Law

Aisha Rahal

Aisha joined Just for Kids Law in January 2022. She previously worked as a bookseller whilst completing her degree in Law and Criminal Justice at Brunel University, followed by her LPC at the University of Law. She focused her BA research paper on the possibility of abolishing Young Offenders Institutions and achieved a First-Class Mark on this piece of work. Throughout her time in higher education, she participated in many extracurricular activities, including pro bono, mooting, and mentoring programmes.

She has always been keen to pursue a career that would support and empower the most vulnerable members in society. She found that a career in Youth Justice, or Criminal Justice was in line with her passions. She joined Just for Kids Law as a Trainee Solicitor in January 2022, working in a firm focused on young people as clients was perfectly aligned with her intended direction for her career.

Over the pandemic, she facilitated and organized story time sessions for children and young people within her local community to encourage their love for literature. These sessions had a strong focus on moral and ethical values, which encourage the children to consider the roles they play in their own lives, as well as within their community.

She speaks Arabic and enjoys reading and discussing all things books.

Project

This project will consist of workshops provided to children based on the Youth Justice System. It aims to provide children with the necessary knowledge of their right and obligations under the criminal justice system. By providing them with this information they will be better equipped to navigate the system and protect and exercise their rights. This series of workshops will cover practical and technical areas of the Youth Justice System rather than specific offences, in order to ensure children understand what happens when.

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