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25 March, 2010

Citizenship Foundation wins Attorney General's Award for Excellence

On Monday 22 March the Citizenship Foundation was presented with the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence through Partnership in Young People at the Attorney General’s Youth Network reception.

The event was held at 11 Downing Street to celebrate the work carried out by partners of the Youth Network and to provide an opportunity for those involved to share their achievements.

The Youth Network strives to bring together partners from different sectors and disciplines to help increase young people's understanding of the law and the basis on which we as a society are governed. As part of the Youth Network, the Attorney General has established a Youth Advisory Council of up to 30 members, aged 14-18, who meet several times a year, with the Attorney General, to discuss their opinions and ideas on legal matters that effect young people.

Awards were also given to JP Morgan and Freshfields for their work in supporting the Youth Network through hosting launch events in September 2009. These events were Lawyers in Schools sessions which were run with students from several London-based schools and youth groups and facilitated by the Citizenship Foundation and volunteers from the legal teams at J.P Morgan and Freshfields.

The Citizenship Foundation is proud to be associated with the Attorney General's Youth Network and hopes to see the Attorney General's championship of the importance of public legal education continue well into the future.


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