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Peer Power at Annual Youth Justice Convention 2015! - Peer Power
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Peer Power at Annual Youth Justice Convention 2015!

Hundreds of policy makers, professionals and those working in youth justice convened in Leicester for this year’s annual Youth Justice Convention – the most significant event in the sector’s calendar.

The two-day event run by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, was themed ‘The Journey of the Child’ and brought together leading figures to debate and discuss the latest developments in the youth justice system.

Around 600 people attended the two-day event, held this year at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester.

Peer Power Advisory Board member Natalie Atkinson co-chaired the event alongside Roy Sefa-Attakora.

Peer Power ran two well attended sessions at the convention this year:

‘Shared Decision Making’ was co-delivered with Anne-Marie Douglas, Peer Power Advisory Board member, Sean Creaney young people from Peer Power, from Leeds Youth Justice Service , York Youth Offending Team, with a performance from young people at Kingston And Richmond about having their voices heard.

You can see performances from young people in the ‘Young People’s Area’, which can be viewed by interacting with the arrow at the top-right of the page.

Empathy Lab

Empathy Lab Peer Power

Delegates wore ‘Silent Disco’ Headphones to listen to the views and experiences of young people and practitioners from 12 youth justice services across England and reflected upon implications for practice.

Here, you can see more photos from the Youth Justice Convention.

Feedback from the event included:

“Fantastic session! Best session I’ve been to. Powerful and Inspiring!”

“A really inspirational organisation. Brilliant and well needed in the field of youth justice!”

“Nice to hear real people talking. Really highlights how RELATIONSHIPS are the foundation!”

Please see photographs and highlights from the event.

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