Thought Provoking Contributions Needed for Book about Fair Justice for Children and Young People

20 May 2021

Diagrama will be curating a book addressing the question ‘What could fair justice mean for children and young people?’ and is now looking for ideas for submissions that will encourage discussion and lead to change.

Diagrama is one of the eight members of The Monument Fellowship, funded by the Woolbeding Charity who work together to make a sustained, cumulative, and transformative change to the journey of individuals through our justice system. Diagrama are now calling for submissions to create a book that will address fair justice for children and young people. The Fellowship has a programme to publish a series of books, about improving the justice system. This year the Diagrama will address the question “What could fair justice mean for children and young people?”and will contain a mix of thought-provoking essays, art, and poems.

David McGuire, Chief Executive, Diagrama Foundation UK, said, “Our Monument Fellowship book will be aimed at anyone who works with, or supports, children and young people in the justice system, and anybody who makes or influences policy and practice in this area. Diagrama wants the book to tell readers about the impact that their work has on children and young people, inform them about emerging practice and new ideas, and inspire positive and lasting change. We are expecting submissions from around the world and hope to curate a book brimming with good practices and recommendations which will start conversations and ultimately lead to improvements in delivering fair justice for children and young people.”

The Monument Fellowship book will address three themes.

Understanding Children, Young People and the Justice System - What does everyone who wants to achieve fair justice for children and young people need to know in order to bring about change?

What does fair justice look and feel like – Good practice, evidence, ideas, experience that can inform our view of what fair justice for children and young people should look like.

Making change happen – how do we bring about positive and lasting change to deliver fair justice for children and young people?

Diagrama is beginning to collate ideas and material for the book and is happy to consider content including essays, shorter pieces, art, or poetry. Diagrama may also consider submissions that don’t specially fit within the three themes. Anyone interested in contributing to the book, please click here.   

Ideas and abstracts (250 words) are required by 11th June 2021 and full submissions will then be commissioned later in the summer. Alternatively, if you have any questions please email ukmarketing@diagrama.org

About the Monument Fellowship - The Monument Fellowship, funded by the Woolbeding Charity works to make a sustained, cumulative, and transformative change to the journey of individuals through the justice system. The members of the Monument Fellowship are: The Centre for Justice Innovation, Clinks, the Diagrama Foundation UK, Khulisa UK, Koestler Arts, Lemos and Crane: The Good Prison, The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance and Restorative Solutions CIC. The Monument Fellowship has a programme to publish a series of five books, over five years focusing on improving the justice system. Members of the fellowship take turns to commission, edit, publish, and launch a book, funded by contributions from all member organisations. This book will be the fifth in the series.