November 28th 2017 - November 29th 2017 | King Power Stadium - Leicester

About YJC

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 28th-29th November. 

Want to attend? 10% Early Bird discount expires 4pm Friday 5th May. Book your place by clicking here.

YJC16 covered crucial topics from across the sector including:

  • Government reforms to the youth justice system
  • Managing the risk of radicalisation and extremism
  • Preventing child sexual exploitation and harmful sexual behaviour
  • Improving access to mental health services 
  • Using restorative justice to reduce gang conflict
  • Young people's online behaviour

Who spoke at YJC16?

  • Dr Phillip Lee, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice
  • Colin Allars, Chief Executive, YJB
  • Lord Bird, Director, The Big Issue
  • Dr Carlene Firmin, Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire
  • Martin Swain, Deputy Director, Community Safety, Welsh Government
  • Haydn Roberts, Chief Inspector, Greater Manchester Police ​
  • Pat Branigan, Lead for Harmful Sexual Behaviour, NSPCC
  • Lesley Tregear, Chair, The Association of YOT Managers ​
  • Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor & PCC, Greater Manchester
  • Thariq Khalid, Prevent Co-ordinator, Birmingham YOS

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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