Youth Justice Convention 2011
02 Nov 2011

The Youth Justice Convention is the leading annual event for all those working in youth offending teams, police, local authorities, secure establishments, courts, probation and other key organisations.

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Watch Frances Done CBE, chair, and John Drew, chief executive of the Youth Justice Board on the highlights of the Convention.

Programme

Day 1 - 02 Nov 2011

09:30
Pre-conference interview
09:40
John Drew interview ahead of the conference
09:50
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Introduction from convention chair

10:00
Crispin Blunt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

10:20
Questions to Crispin Blunt MP
10:30
John Drew, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Welcome from Youth Justice Board

10:50
Panel discussion: Localism
Chaired by Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, YJB; Chief Executive, The Children's Society; Matt Dunkley, President, Association of Directors of Children's Services; Paul O'Hara, Manager, Bradford Youth Offending Team; Lee Westlake, Youth Offending Team Manager, Milton Keynes Youth Offending Team

11:40
Introduction to User Voice Open Space – involving young people Mark Johnson, Chief Executive, User Voice
11:50
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
12:30
Key Issue Seminar 5: YOT Compliance Panels
Chaired by Charles Clark OBE, Board Member, YJB; Dr Di Hart, Principal Officer - Youth Justice and Welfare, National Children's Bureau; Penelope Gibbs, Director, Out of Trouble, Prison Reform Trust; Paul O'Hara, Manager, Bradford Youth Offending Team; John Bache JP, Chairman, Youth Courts Committee, Magistrates' Association

13:30
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking Art exhibition will take place in exhibition area

14:30
Key Issue Seminar 3: Improving Court Practice
Chaired by District Judge David Simpson, board member, YJB; John Bache JP, Chairman, Youth Courts Committee, Magistrates' Association; Sam Goozee, Justices' Clerk, West Yorkshire, HM Courts and Tribunals Service; Julie Queally, Court Improvement Branch, HM Courts and Tribunals Service; Lisa Ogden, Speech and Language Therapist, Sutton Youth Offending Team

15:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:55
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, YJB; Chief Executive, The Children's Society
Welcome back from Convention Chair

16:00
Plenary debate Digital literacy reducing reoffending
Maria Esposito, Project Manager, The Media House HMP Downview;

16:15
ACC Nick Wilkinson, Sussex Police, Children & Young People Business Area Lead
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

16:25
Nick Hardwick CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

16:40
Plenary debate: August public disorder
Chaired by Angela Sarkis, Board Member, YJB; John Bache JP, Chairman, Youth Courts Committee, Magistrates' Association; Kathy Evans, Deputy Chief Executive, Children England; ACC Nick Wilkinson, Sussex Police, Children and Young People Business Area Lead; Councillor David Simmonds, Chair of the Children and Young People's Board, Local Government Association

17:15
Professor Roger Graef OBE, Criminologist, Broadcaster, Filmmaker and Author
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Day 2 - 03 Nov 2011

09:00
Bob Reitemeier, Board Member, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales; Chief Executive, The Children’s Society
Introduction and welcome from conference chair

09:10
Lord Henley Minister of state for crime prevention and anti-social behaviour reduction
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

09:30
Panel Discussion: Chaired by Jon Snow, News caster, Channel 4 News
Looking at girls and young women in gangs. Panel: Carlene Firmin, DCS Michael McNally, Javed Khan

10:30
Innovation Awards for YOTs and Secure Estate
10:45
Rob Flello MP Shadow Justice Minister
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

11:05
Questions to Rob Flello MP
11:10
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:40
Key Issues Seminars 13–18: Reducing Youth Custody
12:40
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
13:30
Key Issues Seminars 19–24: Trafficked Children and the Youth Justice System
Chaired by Angela Sarkis, Board Member, YJB; with Keith Gibbens and Mandy John-Baptise of NSPCC

14:30
Feedback session on User Voice Open Space – involving young people
14:45
Panel Discussion: The voice of Young People
Chair Bob Reitemeier

15:20
Special Guest Speaker Rev Nims Obunge MBE, Chief Executive, The Peace Alliance
15:40
Frances Done, Chair, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Closing speech from the Youth Justice Board

17:00
Post conference interview Frances Done and John Drew