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.

Last year's speakers included:

  • Charlie Taylor, Chair, Youth Justice Board
  • Susannah Hancock, Chief Executive, The Association of Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Dr Henry Kippin, Director of Public Service Reform, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Jo Brennan, Head of Innovation & Engagement East & South East, YJB 
  • Dr Tim Bateman, Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire
  • Keith Fraser, YJB Board Member – Lead for Disproportionality, YJB 
  • Helga Swidenbank, Executive Director, Youth Custody Service 

Previous topics have included:

  • Youth Justice Reform – The Impact of Abuse, Loss, Trauma and Attachment
  • Child Sexual Exploitation: Towards a ‘Child-Centred’ Protection System 
  • Working effectively with gang-affected young women
  • Reducing Youth Violence: Being Trauma Informed
  • Effective diversion and prevention

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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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