The aim of the Youth and Criminal Justice Dinner, held in September 2018, was to give a broad range of people with an interest in youth and criminal justice the opportunity to take time out of their busy lives to reflect on the big picture together. We sought to bring people together from across policy, practice, research and lived experience; from across youth and criminal justice; and from across different levels of experience or stages of their careers.
The key question for the evening was: where are we at and where do we go next? CYCJ and Sacro organised the dinner conscious that there are limited spaces for people with different perspectives, ideas and experiences to come together to discuss things in a safe and open way.
This report summarises the key discussion points and next steps for consideration, including a summary from the Big Lottery Fund.