Beyond Youth Custody

Throw Away The Key? Ending the cycle of re-offending: Labour Party Annual Conference fringe event

28 September 2015

16:15-17:15 | Tuesday 29 September 2015 | Youth Zone, Brighton Conference Centre (Exhibition Stand 93) Conference pass required*

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“Throw Away The Key? Ending the cycle of re-offending” is a panel debate that will be held tomorrow on ending the cycle of re-offending, drawing on the evidence from Beyond Youth Custody.

Young people in the secure estate comprise some of the most challenging young people due to their complex and multiple needs, and most go on to re-offend on release. What can be done?

  • Reoffending rates remain stubbornly high, over two-thirds under 18 reoffend within 12 months
  • Many of these young people have had complicated and chaotic lives
  • Young people are increasingly isolated from family
  • Support isn’t consistent between youth and adult systems, in criminal justice and public services

Chair: Baroness Jan Royal

Panelists: lead contributions

  • Keith Vaz MP, Chair, Home Affairs Select Committee
  • Wayne David MP, Shadow Youth Justice and Cabinet Office Minister
  • Jenny Chapman MP, Shadow Justice Minister
  • Sally Benton, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Nacro
  • Ian Thomas, on behalf of Beyond Youth Custody

Organiser: Jonathan Hopkins, on behalf of Beyond Youth Custody (07899 877210)


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