A Holistic Approach to Justice-Involved Youth
At Amber Law, we take a holistic approach to law practice. This means that we see our clients first as human beings who have basic human needs at a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level. These needs are not always being met. Moreover, many clients have suffered a great deal of pain and suffering in their lives, resulting in unresolved trauma.
It is our experience that the unhealed wounds of the past often condition the negative and destructive self-sabotaging behaviours that result in clients causing themselves and others harm. As the saying goes, only those in pain cause pain. At Amber Law we explore the root cause, the ‘why’ the young person has harmed another person. Identifying root causes gives us the opportunity to offer a healing pathway for clients through our Client Well-being Network. If wounds are healed, the trigger for harmful behaviour disappears and is less likely to repeat.
We hold young people accountable for their actions in a safe and compassionate way, without judgment. We encourage them to face their victims and enter a dialogue with them to better understand the consequences of their damaging actions on themselves, others and the community. We also examine the harm caused to the victims and discuss the ways in which that harm can be repaired together.
Holistic law practice embraces Restorative Justice programs and collaborates with Restorative Justice on the Rise, founded by Molly Rowan Leach, promoting their courses and programs. We also have great Resources to share with you.
Restorative justice programs are designed to repair the harm caused to all individuals involved in a crime, and to the broader community, by encouraging open communication between justice-involved youths and victims and holding justice-involved youths accountable for their actions.
For further information on how we can help you/ your child through the legal justice process please email: email@example.com.
Mediation is a process where two or more people in conflict decide to ask for the support and guidance of an independent Mediator to assist in them clearing misunderstandings and building better communication towards resolving matters they cannot agree upon.
This option has an 80% success rate in the UK. It takes less time than court proceedings, is cheaper and empowers parties to make their own way towards an Agreement, rather than have final decisions affecting them, their families, employment or other significant matters affecting their lives, decided by a Judge and imposed on them by Court Order. In this way, Mediation is also less stressful and worrying than impending court battles. There is also opportunity to heal relationships and unite people.
Amber Law offers a Client Well-being Network of professionals, associations, charities and trained volunteers who can offer continuing support and guidance in the areas of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual health, and family life.
Our holistic services includes assistance with access to educational opportunities, CV writing to find gainful employment and access to re/housing.
Conflict and legal problems not only affects the client but also all those with whom they share significant relationships.
Our Courses raise awareness about the causes and effects of conflict and legal problems, why we have an individual and collective responsibility towards supporting those individuals affected, including their children, family, friends, work colleagues and employers and how to effectively do so.