Augusta Itua

Youth Justice Lawyer and Policy Officer

Augusta joined Just for Kids Law (JfKL) in September 2016 as part of the first cohort of the Advocacy Year project. She then trained as a solicitor in JfKL’s Education and Community Care team, Strategic Litigation (Public Law) team and Crime team, where she qualified in January 2020. Augusta studied at the University of Kent, obtaining an undergraduate degree in Law and a master’s degree in International Conflict Analysis. She previously worked for Become as a Project Officer for the Passport to Parliament project and for Advocates for International Development (A4ID) as a Learning and Knowledge Officer. She has also volunteered at the Kent Law Clinic, the Free Representation Unit (FRU) and Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Clinic. Augusta joined Just for Kids Law's Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) programme in January 2020 as a Youth Justice Lawyer and Policy Officer, working to provide legally accurate information and guidance on youth justice law through YJLC’s national advice line and to effect nationwide systemic change in the youth justice system through policy and public affairs work. Augusta splits her time between JfKL’s Crime team and YJLC.