Explaining a Bureau - Media Academy Cardiff
This project was conceived in response to young people and their families wanting to understand what will happen to them when they enter the criminal justice system.
The ‘Explaining a Bureau’ film was created by 13 young people over a period of 12 months. All of the young people involved had direct experience of the criminal justice system; they were able to turn this negative experience into a positive by creating a resource to help their peers. The film will be distributed to all 22 local authorities and has already proved to be a useful resource.
The project has helped to develop the young people’s confidence as well as increasing their communication skills when dealing with a wide range of people, including those in positions of authority.
The judges felt that the project demonstrated excellence in using digital media to create engagement opportunities for a traditionally hard to engage cohort of young people.