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Juvenile Court

The Stepney Juvenile Court was held in this wood-panelled room at Toynbee Hall. The useRead More

The Stepney Juvenile Court was held in this wood-panelled room at Toynbee Hall. The use of Juvenile Courts was considered a progressive movement which allowed tribunals involving children to be held in a more informal and less intimidating environment than a police court. Toynbee Hall was one of the first eight Juvenile Courts established, with Warden J.J Mallon appointed as one of the Justices. When not in use the room was used for classes.