Why we exist

Profile of our target beneficiaries and their challenges

The Urban Lawyers initiative has three main Beneficiaries:

  • Young people – lack of information on their rights and obligations as citizens.
  • The police and other state institutions – struggle to create dialogue between parties.
  • Teachers, educators and youth workers – find it difficult to educate, share and pass on information about the law and rights of young people in a simple, fun and effective way.

What we plan to achieve

  • The aim of the project is to help deter disaffected young people from a life of crime and improve their understanding of the Criminal Justice System and its policing.
  • To educate and engage disaffected young people by improving their understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the policing that governs it.
  • To provide up to date information to organisations and institutions that work with and for young people.

Our plan to move forward

  • Providing inspiration to law students from non-tradition backgrounds through online resources, networking and events.
  • Raising awareness and educating young people about the law and their rights.
  • Providing education to young people about their legal rights through online resources, events and merchandise.
  • Providing practical educational programmes for schools, charities and organisations that work with young people, in order to engage the youth in discussions about their attitude towards Law and Order.
  • Provide institutions that work with young people tools and information packs to work with young people thus providing a better understanding of the underlying reasons why young people commit crime and the consequences.