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Addressing Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour
19 May 2011
Time for a fresh start. National Conference held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

Headline Speakers

Set in the context of the Justice Green Paper this conference provided an opportunity for all those working in youth offending teams, police, local authorities, secure establishments, courts, probation to take stock and look to a future where prevention and early intervention are given a higher profile in tacking youth crime and antisocial behaviour.

Anthony Salz, Chair, Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour
Time for a fresh start: welcome and introduction from conference chair

John Drew, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Reforming the way we respond to youth crime: building on the success of the last three years

What's on now:
Ian McPherson QPM, Assistant Commissioner Metropolitan Police and National Lead, ACPO C&YP Business Area
Delivering the Children and Young People Strategy

Professor Roger Graef OBE Criminologist, Broadcaster, Filmmaker and Author; Visiting Professor, Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics
Keynote address: breaking the cycle

Questions and discussion : Session 1
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Panel discussion: Prevention
Introduction: Dr Michael Little, Co-director, Social Research Unit. Panel Members: Cllr Les Lawrence, Vice Chair, Safer Communities Board, LGA; Andrew Webb, Corporate Director, Stockport Council; Policy Lead on Youth Justice for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services; Andy Slaughter MP, Shadow Minister for Justice.

Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
Panel discussion: Restoration
Introduction: Lizzie Nelson, Director, Restorative Justice Council Panel Members: Jeremy Coleman, District Court Judge; Kelvin Doherty, Assistant Director, Northern Ireland Youth Conference Service; Professor Joanna Shapland, Criminal Justice and Head, School of Law, University of Sheffield.

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Seminar A: Could young offender academies replace custody for the under 18s?
David Chesterton, Chair, Independent Steering Group, Foyer Federation

Seminar B: Three strikes: why children and young people breach criminal justice and anti-social behaviour orders
Dr Diane Hart, Principal Officer, Youth Justice and Welfare, National Children’s Bureau; Penelope Gibbs, Director, Out of Trouble Programme, Prision Reform Trust.


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