“Prevention Is Better Than Court” Strategic and Academic perspectives on Diversion, Participation and ‘unmet need’ in the Youth Justice System

Jan 15

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Wed 15 January 2020

This seminar organised by the Academy of Social Justice and supported by PERU features Tom Dooks, a Senior Manager at Youth Justice Services (CE, CWaC, Halton & Warrington) and Sean Creaney a Lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour at Edge Hill University.
 
In this free seminar Tom will present a model for diverting children away from the criminal justice system, and explore the strategic challenges inherent in designing, sustaining and scaling out diversionary schemes.
Sean will then examine the extent and nature of children’s participation in decision making in youth justice. He will also critically explore children’s ability to express agency and influence matters that affect them and discuss the challenges professionals experience when centralising the voice of the child.

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