Monday, 1 February 2010

I met Peter Winteringham JP and Michelle Parry Sharp, Deputy District Legal Director for Leeds Magistrates Court, this morning...

Leeds Magistrates in the Community have for many years worked with secondary schools, colleges and Leeds University explaining the role of magistrates and the criminal justice system. They have recently become involved with the Ministry of Justice Community Engagement Initiative and discovered that in other parts of the country magistrates tend to focus on Year 5 and Year 6 in primary schools who are more responsive and enthusiastic.

Leeds Magistrates would like to work with a small group of primary schools to pilot a new approach. If any schools are interested please let me know.

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