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New facility: Find an Intermediary for a Family Court hearing

IfJ has introduced an automated system to enable end-users to contact IfJ member intermediaries who accept referrals for Family Court work. It is accessed in the usual way, via a sub-menu under the ‘Intermediaries’ button in the header. In principle it is similar to the system already in place for suspect/defendant referrals, except that at […]

Communication props in the criminal justice system

Practitioners have long reported that communication props such as paper and pens, dolls and body diagrams can bridge the gap between what children know and understand, and what they can explain in words. What is unclear, however, is the extent to which practitioners are not only aware of the full potential of communication props, but […]

New Book – Communication in Investigative and Legal Contexts

Communication in Investigative and Legal Contexts brings clarity to the subject by providing readers with in-depth coverage of the complex area of communication in forensic settings, for example during investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects / high interest groups, during discourse in courtrooms and via legal intermediaries and interpreters. Drawing on knowledge from forensic […]

Ground Rules Hearing Survey

Professor Penny Cooper and Laura Oxburgh RI are currently conducting a short Ground Rules Hearing survey to gain an understanding of the experiences and perceptions of intermediaries and advocates in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. We would be very grateful if all intermediaries could complete this short survey. The link to complete […]

Intermediaries for Justice 2016 Spring Conference

Booking is now open for the IfJ 2016 Spring Conference ‘Developments in Partnership Working in the Justice System’, which will be held in The Ashley Centre at the Stoke-on-Trent Campus of Staffordshire University on 12th March 2016. Registration from 9am for a 10am start. For full details download a flyer here. To book to attend […]

Unique Painting Exhibition: Justice – Let’s Face It

Venue: Birdwood House Gallery Totnes Devon Dates: 17th-24th October 2015 Ann King, also a well established artist, has produced a series of paintings inspired by her work as a Registered Intermediary. Some of us will be there on 20th – we very much hope you can join us! Return to top

New Book – Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System

In this comprehensive and absorbing book, authors Joyce Plotnikoff and Richard Woolfson present a rigorous and original overview of the role of the intermediary scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The authors provide the reader with insight into its origins as well as an up-to-date analysis of the system today, its future prospects and […]

Book Review – Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System

In this comprehensive and absorbing book, authors Joyce Plotnikoff and Richard Woolfson present a rigorous and original overview of the role of the intermediary scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The authors provide the reader with insight into its origins as well as an up-to-date analysis of the system today, its future prospects and […]

IfJ Professional Development Seminar

IfJ are holding a professional development seminar on 12th October 2015 at Wyboston Lakes Training Centre entitled “The debilitating nature of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – an insight into the effects of trauma on communication” presented by Zoe Lodrick, an experienced trainer with expertise in sexualised trauma, domestic abuse, victim behaviour, sex offending and the […]