Morning, Tuesday, 11th July 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar examines the future of youth justice services in England and Wales.
It is scheduled as policymakers and key agencies take forward significant reforms following the response to Charlie Taylor’s Review of the Youth Justice System- which sets out proposals to review the governance framework of the system, establish two new pilot ‘secure schools’, and reduce re-offending through a more integrated approach to rehabilitating young offenders.
Following the findings and recommendations of the Youth Custody Improvement Board - published in February 2017 - sessions will focus on what more can be done to improve the outcomes of young offenders, with discussion on the commissioning of education and health in custody, the future role of custodial staff in rehabilitation - including the creation of a new ‘Youth Justice Officer’ role in Young Offender Institutions - as well as the anticipated impact of the ‘secure schools’ pilot on custodial provision in the youth estate.
Delegates will also discuss the impact of changes to sentencing guidelines on the number of young offenders entering custody, as well as the future of the monitoring and accountability framework after both the Taylor review and the YCIB report cited concerns over cooperation between key agencies.
Further sessions will focus on how youth offending teams can improve rehabilitation outcomes of young offenders by meeting the resettlement needs of those transitioning from custody to community - particularly through the further integration of these teams with local health and social care services.
The conference is expected to bring together key policymakers with a range of stakeholders, including members of UK and devolved legislatures, senior officials from the MoJ, HMPPS and other relevant Departments, as well as YOI governors and staff representatives, YOTs and local government officials, service and outsourcing providers, charities, employers, training providers, lawyers, health practitioners and service-user networks, and further stakeholders across the criminal justice system, as well as academics and reporters from the national and trade press.