Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Leaders Unlocked has been working in the Criminal Justice sector since 2016. Our work gives young adults and service users a stronger voice on criminal justice reform at the national level.

"The platform the Young Advisors have created for other young people to share their experiences and provide a nuanced understanding and recommendations for change has been really inspiring.”

Laurie Hunte,
Barrow Cadbury Trust

"Having a safe space to be myself, grow as a person and a professional, and enable young people to feel listened to has been so powerful."



Over 1200 young people engaged in our peer research in the criminal justice system


LU has worked within 20 prisons and YOIs to empower young adults to have a voice on the system


LU has published 4 influential national reports in this sector


The Young Advocates for Youth Justice  

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Young Justice Advisors

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Get involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work we do at Leaders Unlocked, please do send us a message via our contact us page. We are always keen to hear from young people who may want to take part in our projects, as well as professionals who may want to collaborate.

More than 65% of our
staff came from Leaders Unlocked projects

"Leaders Unlocked has become a really critical partner. The great thing about it is the peer-to-peer aspect and the way the young people use their networks to reach out to a large number of young people. The reach has been phenomenal - across schools, colleges, hostels. We have dealt with many difficult issues, from stop and search to knife crime."