YJLC's Youth Justice Summit 2019: Children in the Criminal Courts

A conference organised by The Youth Justice Legal Centre

17 May 2019


17 May 2019


Click here for full programme and list of speakers.

Specialist Area:

Youth Crime and the Law

The Youth Justice Legal Centre’s Youth Justice Summit 2019 will focus on the theme of “Children in the Criminal Courts”.

Now in its third year, the annual Youth Justice Summit brings together professionals from across the youth justice sector to raise standards in youth justice advocacy, improve the status of this area of work and to support a growing community of specialist youth justice lawyers.

The Summit will take place on 17 May 2019 and will be delivered in association with The Dickson Poon School of Law at Kings College London.

Keynote speakers for the summit include:

  • Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, leading cognitive neuroscientist;
  • Professor David Ormerod, Criminal Law Commissioner; and
  • Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions.

The Summit will feature sessions on a diverse range of topics, including child and adolescent brain development; child terrorist: an oxymoron; reducing custodial remand of children; the impact of turning 18 in the criminal justice system; psychologist or psychiatrist: instructing the right expert and understanding the welfare principle in criminal cases. 

The team at Kingsley Napley is proud to sponsor this year's conference and members of the team will attend.

Click here to find out more about the conference.

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