National Youth Justice Conference 2018

National Youth Justice Conference 2018 – Narrowing the gaps: transitions in education and justice

Applications for the conference are now closed.

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), Education Scotland and the National Youth Justice Advisory Group (NYJAG) are pleased to inform you of the Scottish Government Funded National Youth Justice Conference 2018.

This free to attend event gives practitioners the chance to hear the latest research, share best practice and reflect on the views of young people who have experienced the youth and criminal justice system. This year, we have the pleasure of joining up with education colleagues as we look at the transitions our young people have to make on their journeys through life.

On day one, the conference will be opened by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP and on day two by Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP.

Keynote speakers include Professor Divya Jindal-Snape from Dundee University; Alan Milliken Head of Communities and People, Children, Communities and Enterprise Directorate Stirling Council; Catherine Dyer MBE, Chair of the Expert Group on preventing Sexual Offending involving children and young people; and Elizabeth Morrison from Education Scotland.

The conference will also feature:

  • Chairing by Claire Lightowler, CYCJ and Graeme Logan
  • A variety of practice focussed workshops and table discussions
  • Conference dinner and evening entertainment
  • A twilight session featuring The Street
  • Excellent networking and practice sharing opportunities

Due to limited numbers, submitting an application form is not a final confirmation of attendance. We will be in touch week commencing Monday 30 April 2018 to let you know if you have been successfully allocated a place.

Applications for the conference are now closed, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please let us know at

Contact 0141 444 8622 or with any queries.

Please note that booking and funding accommodation or travel is the delegate’s responsibility.

Contact Us

Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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