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Youth Justice Convention 2015

yjc-logo-2015The Youth Justice Convention is the annual event for all those working in the youth justice system, in particular managers, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. The event this year will take place on the 25th and 26th November at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Hosted by the YJB, the annual Convention is now in its fifteenth year, and is the most significant event for the sector. Previously, leading figures have attended to debate and discuss the latest youth justice policy and operational developments – and this year is no exception. We will be hearing from some of the sector’s most prominent, influential and inspiring speakers; and from young people who have direct experience of each aspect of the youth justice system. Bringing together up to 600 people on each day – including front-line practitioners, academics, politicians and policy makers – participants will be able to share experiences, consider issues, and learn about best practice on the different elements of a child or young person’s journey through youth justice in England and Wales.

There will also be a range of workshops, seminars and themed debates on offer during the breakout sessions, an interactive exhibition, and fringe events that will give attendees a rare opportunity to see, hear and experience youth justice from a young person’s point of view.

Who should attend?

The convention is open to all those working or with an interest in the youth justice system. Delegates from the following organisations will benefit significantly from attendance:

Criminal Justice organisations

Youth Justice Board and Ministry of Justice
Youth Offending Teams
Police forces
Secure establishments
Local Criminal Justice Boards
HM Courts Service
Probation Service
Rehabilitation service providers
Crown Prosecution Service

Local authorities

Education welfare services
Children’s social services
Elected members

Health services

Mental health services
Drug Action Teams
Children and Adult Mental Health Services


Victims organisations
Young people’s advocacy groups

Why should you attend?

Hear from ministers & policy makers for the first time after the general election on the latest developments in youth justice policy and practice
Share experiences, learning and best practice with peers across the country and in other parts of the sector
Debate and discuss the critical challenges facing professionals and experts operating in the sector
Engage directly with young people who have current and past experience of the youth justice system
Explore new and innovative ways of delivering services
Build new and develop existing relationships with peers and colleagues from across the country

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