3rd-4th December 2019, The NEC, Birmingham

About the event


Hosted by the YJB, the Youth Justice Convention is the annual event for all those working in the youth justice system, in particular managers, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. This year's title is: Youth Justice Convention 2019: Working together, making a difference

Key topics for this year include:

  • Serious youth violence: a multi-agency approach
  • Education: opportunities for every child
  • Cultivating and nurturing young leaders to engage in co-production, peer engagement and social action
  • YCS - Working towards a whole system approach to supporting children in custody: Achievements and challenges from the last 12 months
  • Fresh perspectives: hear from children and young people who are improving the system
  • Effective early intervention to prevent offending – the new Youth Endowment Fund
  • Safeguarding children from criminal exploitation
  • Developing trauma informed practices
  • County lines
  • Knife crime/exploitation
  • Social media
  • Out of court disposals
  • Resettlement
  • Disproportionality
  • Remand
  • Criminal records and employability

Please note some sessions titles are yet to be finalised and may vary slightly 

Confirmed speakers for the 19th Annual Youth Justice Convention:

  • Lib Peck, Director, Violence Reduction Unit, Mayor of London
  • Temi Mwale, Managing Director, The 4Front Project Ltd 
  • Dr Jacqueline Sebire, Bedfordshire Police
  • Will Linden, Scottish Police
  • Dawn Johnson, Team manager, Youth Justice Service, Children's Services Directorate, Manchester City Council
  • Tom Lang, Team manager, Youth Justice Service, Children's Services Directorate, Manchester City Council
  • Donna Molloy, Director of Policy and Practice, The Early Intervention Foundation
  • Hollie Hartley, Co-production & Engagement Worker, Peer Power Youth 
  • Jane O'Brien, Director of Evidence, The Youth Endowment Fund
  • Helga Swidenbank, Executive Director, Youth Custody Services
  • Dr Giles McCathie, Lead Psychologist, Youth Custody Services
  • Ria Perez, Engagement Worker, Peer Power Youth
  • Anne-Marie Douglas, CEO, Peer Power Youth
  • More tbc 

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Who attends?

Heads of Education - Heads of Community Safety - Heads of Service - Heads of Youth Justice - Heads of Youth Offending Service - Managing Directors - Operational Managers - Resettlement Managers - Restorative Justice Managers - Service Managers - Team Managers - YOS Managers - YOT Managers - Youth Facilitators - Youth Justice Officers


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