Youth Justice Summit 2019: Children in the Criminal Courts
About the event
The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) would like to invite you to the third Youth Justice Summit on 17 May 2019. The The Youth Justice Summit brings together experts in youth justice to share knowledge and expertise on youth justice legal issues. We are building a community of specialist youth justice lawyers to ensure children who come into contact with the criminal justice system are represented by lawyers who have specialist knowledge of youth justice law. The Summit is delivered in association with The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.
YJLC believes children deserve to be represented by lawyers with expertise in youth justice law.
Who can attend?
- Barristers, solicitors, legal executives and accredited police station representatives
- Judges, magistrates, legal advisers and prosecutors
- Youth offending teams, academics and professionals who work with children and young people in the criminal justice system
Our Summit 2018 was a great success. Below are comments from 2018 delegates, which give a sense of the value and importance of this event. We are planning an equally thought-provoking programme this year.
97% of attendees who gave feedback would recommend the Summit to others.
Director of the YJLC and barrister Kate Aubrey-Johnson says:
‘Lawyers specialising in youth justice work rarely get the recognition they deserve. We hope the Youth Justice Summit will start to change that. Most young defendants are acutely vulnerable, with communication and other difficulties. An expert lawyer can make the world of difference to the outcome of a case and a child’s future prospects. This event will allow practitioners to share their expertise and knowledge, and be part of a movement towards raising standards in youth justice work. We think every child deserves the best possible legal representation.’
Workshops and panel discussions
Child & adolescent brain development
Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Law Commission – the new sentencing code and unfitness to plead
Professor David Ormerod QC
The view from the DPP on the prosecution of children
Max Hill QC
Reducing custodial remand of children
The impact of turning 18 in the criminal justice system
Psychologist, psychiatrist, intermediary – instructing the right expert
Understanding children’s rights and the welfare principle in criminal cases
Diversion and challenging decisions to prosecute
Litigating child and adolescent brain development – bringing the science into the courtroom
Child Terrorist – An Oxymoron?
Children in court – facilitating effective participation
What others are saying
£45.00 – £185.00Early Bird Discount!