U R Boss is a project led by young people for young people that is part of the Howard League for Penal Reform.
U R Boss has supported young people in the criminal justice system to secure their legal rights and to have an impact on policy, practice and the services that affect them.
Hear from our Young Advisors about the campaigns, activities, opinion pieces, resources for professionals and guides to legal rights that were produced as part of the project.
U R Boss and the Big Lottery Fund
U R Boss, a five year programme of enhanced legal support and youth participation supported by the Big Lottery Fund, has come to a close. The project worked with hundreds of young people in custody and in the community over its five years, securing their legal rights and seeking an impact on policy, practice and the services that affect them.
An external team of evaluators were commissioned to evaluate the project. A young people's version of the final evaluation, and the full report, presents the work and achievements of U R Boss, and lessons to be learnt for future developments.