The entire process from arrest to trial can take 6 months to more than 2 years and along the way there will often be unexpected delays.
Our justice system is designed to ensure fairness – innocent until proven guilty – and this is an essential part of our country’s identity. But, this doesn’t make it any less frustrating for families at the beginning or middle stages of the justice journey.
This is why PACT exists! We have an important role to play in supporting children and young people step-by-step through the entire process.