National Youth Justice Conference 2019

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), the National Youth Justice Advisory Group (NYJAG) and the Scottish Government are pleased to announce the 12th National Youth Justice Conference is now open for registration.

This free to attend event brings together practitioners from across Scotland to hear about the latest youth justice research and developments, share best practice and reflect on the views of young people who have experienced the youth and criminal justice system. This year’s theme of ‘Youth Justice through the Ages’ will focus on the ways in which the systems respond to young people at conflict with the law at different stages of their lifespan, as well as looking back at the changes that have occurred, and ahead at what’s to come.

Speakers include Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland; The Right Hon Lady Dorrian, Lord Justice Clerk and President of the Second Division of the Court of Session; Professor Nancy Loucks OBE, Chief Executive of Families Outside; Tim Bateman, Deputy Chair of the National Association for Youth Justice; and Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow. There will also be input from Police Scotland, the Independent Care Review, Includem and the Scottish Government.

In addition, delegates will enjoy varied and topical workshops, musical and theatrical performances and a screening of MOTION, a play created with and performed by young men in HMYOI Polmont.

Apply using the form below by Thursday, April 4.

Due to limited numbers, please be aware that submitting an application form is not a final confirmation of attendance. We will be in touch by the first week of May to let you know if you have been successfully allocated a place.

Please note that dinner places are free; however, if you are not able to attend but fail to give 48 hours’ notice, you will be charged a fee of £25.

Contact 0141 444 8622 or with any queries. Please note that booking and funding accommodation or travel is the delegate’s responsibility.


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Dinner is only available if you are attending both days.
There is no charge for dinner but if you are allocated a place and fail to turn up, you will be charged £25.

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Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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