Youth Justice in the Midlands

Muirhead, Room TBA
Wednesday 23 January 2019 (12:00-18:00)

Dr Sarah Brooks-Wilson

Birmingham criminology seminar series

Dr Sarah Brooks-Wilson (academic lead) and Maleeha Hussain (event lead)

This event was for those interested in the research, policies and practices that shape children and young people’s lives, with a particular focus on youth justice.

The event was underpinned by contemporary issues that support effective practice and positive outcomes for children and young people. We were also delighted to announce the launch of the new Midlands Youth Justice Network at this event, with an initial meeting providing the opportunity to shape the agenda for this new regional group. 

View an overview of the event on this blog.

Topics and speakers 

Keynote talk by Professor Steve Case (Loughborough University): Children First, Offenders Second 

  • Child Poverty, Trauma and Justice (Claire Dhami, West Midlands Combined Authority)
  • Disproportionality (Manila Nicholas, Youth Justice Board)
  • Effective Engagement using Drama (Dr Daniela Varley, Recre8)
  • Prevention and Diversion (Dr Laura Kelly, University of Birmingham)
  • Workforce Development (Ruth Searle, Youth Justice Board)
  • Youth Justice Journeys (Dr Sarah Brooks-Wilson, University of Birmingham)
  • Youth Radicalisation (Mohammed Hanif, Prevent, West Midlands Police Counter Terrorism Unit) 

Additional information:

With many thanks to Barrow Cadbury for sponsoring the Birmingham Criminology Seminar Series.

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