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
  • Fresh perspectives: hear from children and young people who are improving the system
  • Effective early intervention to prevent offending – the new Youth Endowment Fund
  • Pathways of incarcerated children in care – findings and recommendations
  • The Response to Child Criminal Exploitation in Manchester
  • Out of court disposal: challenges and promising practice
  • Developing trauma informed practices
  • Criminal records and employability
  • Knife crime/exploitation
  • Social media
  • Resettlement
  • Disproportionality
  • County lines

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

Join 40+ speakers confirmed for the 19th Annual Youth Justice Convention:

  • Harriet Mills, Clinical Psychologist, Enhanced Constructive Resettlement (ECR) London Borough of Camden
  • Ami Wilcock, Senior Social Worker, Complex Safeguarding Hub, Manchester City Council
  • Trevor Woodhouse, Constructive Resettlement Pathfinder Lead Leeds Local Authority
  • Kate Langley, Service Manager ,Youth Justice and Community Teams, Gloucestershire
  • Will Donovan, Seconded YOT Officer, Leeds Youth Justice Service, West Yorkshire
  • Donna Molloy, Director of Policy and Practice, The Early Intervention Foundation
  • Samantha Matthews, Youth Justice Manager, East Riding Youth Offending Team
  • John Pitts, Vauxhall Professor of Socio-legal Studies, University of Bedfordshire
  • T/DCC Jacqueline Sebire, Serious Violence Lead, National Police Chief Council
  • Angus Mulready-Jones, Team Leader Children and Young Adults HMI Prisons
  • Rachel Dickinson, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services
  • Hollie Hartley, Co-production & Engagement Worker, Peer Power Youth
  • Andrew Hillas, Head of Service, Southwark youth Offending Service
  • Tom Lang, Youth Justice Team Manager, Manchester City Council
  • Mifta Choudhury, CEO, Youth Ink at the heart for the community
  • Jane O'Brien, Director of Evidence ,The Youth Endowment Fund
  • Paul Thorpe, Trustee Youth Ink at the heart for the community
  • Will Linden, Deputy Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
  • Richard Parsons, Project Manager/Principal Engineer, RHDHV
  • Lib Peck, Director, Violence Reduction Unit, Mayor of London
  • Alan MacDonald, Head of Youth Programme, HMI Probation
  • Steve Chalke, Oasis Charitable Trust, Secure School provider
  • Hazel Williamson, Vice Chair, Association of YOT Managers
  • Ges Smith, Headteacher, Jo Richardson Community School
  • Anne-Marie Day, Researcher, University of Bedfordshire
  • Temi Mwale, Managing Director, The 4Front Project Ltd
  • Stacey Waller, Senior Representative, Lincolnshire YOT
  • Sonia Brooks OBE, Governor Werrington HMPPS YCS
  • Ria Perez, Engagement Worker, Peer Power Youth
  • Kerrie Henton, Principal, Stone Soup Academy
  • Lauran Easton, RA, University of Huddersfield
  • Anne-Marie Douglas, CEO, Peer Power Youth
  • Professor Neal Hazel, Board Member, YJB
  • Neil Bower, Programme Manager, YJB
  • David Parks, Director, The Skill Mill
  • Sharon Gray, Board member, YJB
  • Andy Peaden, HOS, LEEDS YOS
  • Charlie Taylor, Chair, YJB 

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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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