The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice’s Leanne Gregory and Stephanie Smith will both present at the Howard League ‘Re-Imagining Youth Justice’ conference, taking place on April 2 in London.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a leading voice in the world of youth justice. It is home to the groundbreaking U R Boss project, which supports young people in the criminal justice system to secure their legal rights and to have an impact on policy, practice and the services that affect them.
This one day conference will celebrate five years of U R Boss, and launch a new programme of work aimed at supporting the police to keep children out of the penal system.
Stephanie, who is a Research Fellow with the team, will discuss Pathways into Polmont, a research project which aims to explore the backgrounds of young people and the circumstances that led to their imprisonment at HMYOI Polmont.
Psychologist Leanne will present a paper in a panel session entitled ‘Re-imagining Mental Health Services: A Model of Tiered Service Delivery using Best Practice Principles in Risk Assessment, Formulation, Scenario Planning and Risk Management in Juvenile Justice’. This will focus on the IVY (Interventions for Vulnerable Youth) project, introduced by CYCJ to promote best practice in forensic mental health risk assessment and management for young people who offend.