National Youth Justice Conference 2018

This popular event brought delegates together at Stirling University on June 20 and 21 for two days of speakers and workshops, and 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 joined up with education colleagues as we looked at the transitions our young people have to make on their journeys through life.

View the full conference programme.

DAY ONE: June 20

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Chair’s welcome Claire Lightowler, Director, CYCJ


Ministerial welcome John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills


Multiple and multi-dimensional educational and life transitions of young people Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, University of Dundee


Escape from poverty: Supporting young people with transitions – custody and employment Jim Lyon, Senior Manager Children & Families, East Ayrshire


Introduction of SQA gender specific qualifications Carole Dearie, Head of services, St Mary’s Kenmure


Young people’s participation: Supporting transitions Rosie Moore Independent Care Review Secretariat and Ross Gibson, Practice Development Advisor, CYCJ


DAY TWO: June 21

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Chair’s welcome Graeme Logan, Deputy Director of Learning, Scottish Government


Ministerial welcome Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice


Falling between the gaps? Catherine Dyer CBE, Independent Chair of the Expert Group on Preventing Sexual Offending Involving Children & Young People.


Excellence and equity: Working together to support transitions and improve outcomes for children and young people Elizabeth Morrison, Strategic Director (Interim), Education Scotland


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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