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 2019 National Youth Justice Conference.

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 on Day 1 will 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; and Tim Bateman, Deputy Chair of the National Association for Youth Justice. View the programme here.

On Day 2, Professor Nancy Loucks OBE, Chief Executive of Families Outside will be joined by Vonnie Sandlan, Co-Chair of the Independent Care Review; Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow, will be accompanied by Vox Liminis, and there will be a filmed ballet performance by The Close. View the programme here.

There will also be input from Police Scotland, the Independent Care Review, Includem and the Scottish Government, plus a wide range of varied and topical workshops, and a screening of MOTION, a play created with and performed by young men in HMYOI Polmont.

Application is now closed. Delegates will hear if they gave a place by May 8.

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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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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