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

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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
  • Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice 
  • Fiona Visser, Tackling Crime Unit, Home Office
  • Geeta Subramaniam-Mooney, Head Of Crime Reduction & Supporting People, London Borough of Lewisham
  • Prof Hannah Smithson,  Professor of Criminology & Youth Justice, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Anna-Christina Jones, KTP Associate, Youth Justice Research and Innovation Coordinator, GMYJUP
  • Prof. Gordon Harold, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Chair in Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Professor Huw Williams, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Exeter
  • Andy Rogers, Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist & Co-Director, Changing Minds Ltd 
  • Hazel Williamson, AYM Executive Lead for Sport and Crime and Staffordshire YOT Manager
  • Amelia Smith, Doctoral Tutor & Research Student, School of Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Dr. Ruth Sellers, Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sussex
  • Simon Ford, Group Manager Community Safety (Public Protection), Southend Council
  • Clare Toogood, Deputy Director, Youth Justice Reform Programme, Ministry of Justice
  • Dr Gwyn Griffith, Service Manager, Ceredigion Youth Justice and Preventions Service
  • Dr Celia Sadie, Clinical Psychologist, Cookham Wood Young Offender’s Institution
  • Dr Clare Holt, Clinical Psychologist, Cookham Wood Young Offender’s Institution
  • Tanya Manning – Gangs, Violence and Exploitation Policy Lead, Tackling Crime Unit, Home Office
  • Paul Axon, Head of Oldham Youth Offending Service and Director, Positive Steps
  • Helen Mercer, Assistant Chief Inspector, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation
  • Nazir Afzal, former Chief Executive, Association of Police Crime Commissioners
  • Gerhard Ploeg, Senior Adviser, Directorate of Norwegian Correctional Service 
  • Caroline Twitchett, Children’s Quality Lead, Health and Justice, NHS England
  • Michael Spurr, Chief Executive, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
  • Marlon McLaughlin,Resettlement Youth Mentor, Rainsbrook STC MTCnovo 
  • Oliver Hanmer, Director of Regulatory Assurance, Bar Standards Board
  • Sharron Wareham, Children’s Services Manager, Barnardo’s Cymru
  • Michelle Forrester, Project Manager, Health and Justice, NHS England
  • Greg Francis, Senior Prevent Team Officer, National Cyber Crime Unit
  • Sean Creaney, Lecturer, Edge Hill University and Advisor, Peer Power
  • Richard Jones, Prevent Team Manager, National Cyber Crime Unit  
  • Stephen Case, Professor of Criminology, Loughborough University
  • Peter Jones, Director, Social Justice & Rehabilitation, Catch22
  • Avtar Singh, Inspector, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation
  • Ian Menary, Inspector, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation
  • Keir Irwin-Rogers, Lecturer in Criminology, Open University
  • Helen Rosenthal, Service Manager, Catch 22 Dawes Unit
  • Paula Williams, Interim Head of Strategy and Policy, YJB
  • Jonathan Baggaley, Chief Executive, PSHE Association​
  • Claire Lightowler, Director, Centre for Criminal Justice
  • Sue Sherrard, Implementation Manager, NHS England
  • Jim Hatton Detective Sergeant, Leicestershire Police
  • Stuart Felce, Head of Crime and Sport, StreetGames
  • Tink Palmer, Chief Exec, Marie Collins Foundation
  • Liam Hill, Founder and Director, Voice for Children
  • Noel Williams, Youth Participation Lead
  • Claire Hubberstey, Chief Executive​, Safer London
  • Colin Allars, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board
  • Jane Ashworth, Chief Executive, StreetGames 
  • Martin Stephenson, Chief Executive, Unitas
  • Harley Hegarty, Youth Participation Lead
  • Gwenton Sloley, Crying Son's Trust

Key topics for 2017:

  • Youth Justice Reform
  • Successfully managing the complex cohort of young offenders
  • Finding a voice in custody: Service user participation in action
  • County Lines: Tackling the importing and exporting of crime
  • Developing our workforce to deliver a world class service
  • Engaging young people: Making participation meaningful
  • Understanding the behaviour of young people online
  • Tackling the rise of knife crime in young people
  • Comparing international youth justice systems
  • Young people abused through technology
  • Preparing for HMI Probation’s inspections
  • Harmful sexual behaviour in adolescence
  • Reducing cybercrime in young people
  • Supporting young victims of crime
  • Successfully tackling exploitation
  • Working with BAME offenders
  • Reforming the youth courts
  • Effective communications

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

Certification:

  • Dods is a registered Continuing Professional Development provider. For more information on the CPD, please click here.