November 21st 2017 - November 22nd 2017 | King Power Stadium - Leicester



With significant reforms, new leadership and the publication of the Charlie Taylor Review, this year’s Youth Justice Convention will be the most momentous since its creation.

YJC17 will tackle the hardest questions head-on, addressing how the implementation of the Charlie Taylor Review will affect the sector? The changes you need to know? When these changes will happen? What input in the sector you can have? At the same time, the Convention will maintain its focus on the key day-to-day challenges affecting Youth Offending Teams and Services, Local Authorities and Police forces across England and Wales.

Hosted by the YJB, the 17th annual Convention will welcome 500+ colleagues and peers from across the Youth Justice sector and will take place on the 21st-22nd November. 

Confirmed to speak for 2017:

  • Charlie Taylor, Chair, Youth Justice Board
  • Colin Allars, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board
  • Amy Rice, Director of Commissioning, Ministry of Justice
  • Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
  • Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney, Head Of Crime Reduction & Supporting People, London Borough of Lewisham

Key topics for 2017:

  • Youth Justice Reform
  • Managing complex behaviour and trauma
  • Online behaviour by young people
  • Engaging children in youth justice
  • Young people’s mental health transformation
  • Exploitation and county lines

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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