17th-18th November 2020, NEC Birmingham

About the event

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YJC - 2019


Hosted by the YJB, the Youth Justice Convention is the annual event for all those working in the youth justice system, welcoming 500+ delegates, 50+ speakers, 20+ exhibitors from across the country. 

The Convention is a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to come together to network, share best practice and explore ways that we can make a difference to children in the youth justice system.” Colin Allars, YJB, Chief Executive

Last year witnessed:

70+ speakers joined us at the 2019 Convention including:

  • Luke Ambler, former professional rugby player, dad, entrepreneur, awardwinning mental health campaigner, charity chairman and motivational speaker
  • Detective Superintendent Stan Gilmore, Head of Protecting Vulnerable People, Thames Valley Police 
  • Donna Molloy, Director of Policy and Practice, The Early Intervention Foundation
  • Gerry Wareham, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service
  • Rachel Dickinson, President, Association of Directors of Children’s Services
  • Linda Logan, Chair of Youth Courts Committee, Magistrates’ Association
  • Lib Peck, Director, Violence Reduction Unit, Mayor of London
  • Temi Mwale, Managing Director, The 4Front Project Ltd
  • Bobby Kasanga, Founder, Hackney Wick FC
  • Charlie Taylor, Chair, YJB

With 25+ unique content session, some of the key topics covered at the Convention included:

  • Fresh perspectives: hear from children and young people who are improving the system
  • Children’s social media use as a driver for youth violence and offending
  • Knife Crime Prevention Orders - what would a successful pilot look like? 
  • How do we reduce disproportionately in the criminal justice system? 
  • Tackling criminal exploitation early, through the use of analytics
  • County lines: tackling organised crime and criminal exploitation
  • Beyond Criminal Records - “Nothing stops a bullet like a job”
  • Out of court disposal - challenges and promising practice
  • Serious youth violence: a multi-agency approach
  • Developing trauma informed practices

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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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