‘Between Care and the Criminal Justice System:

Setting the agenda for the next decade’

This event, led by The Care Leavers’ Association (CLA) and with the support of academic partners, will re-visit the position and experience of care leavers within criminal justice settings. Identifying a number of issues which are out of scope in the current discussion, sessions will address the visibility of care leavers in the criminal justice context, the criminalisation of young people in the care system, the issues that present for criminalised adult care leavers across their life course, intersectional understanding of experiences of care and the challenges of disrupting institutional pathways between the care and criminal justice systems.

With voices of children looked after and care leavers who have direct experience of care and criminal justice settings, this national event will be of interest to practitioners working with care leavers of all ages from both voluntary and statutory sectors, individuals who have experienced care and / or criminal justice settings, policy makers seeking to support change for these groups, organisations campaigning on these issues, academics and their students who want to contribute to the debate

The planning committee for this event includes Jim Goddard (University of Bradford and CLA); Claire Fitzpatrick (Lancaster University); Kevin Wong (PERU at Manchester Metropolitan University); Becky Clarke (Manchester Metropolitan University); Darren Coyne (Project Manager CLA); Sam Davey (Criminal Justice Policy Worker CLA) and Lisa Duffy (Criminal Justice Policy Worker CLA).

The event will be held on Monday 27 November 2017, 9.30am – 4pm, at The University of Manchester.

Registration details for the event will follow in due course. Please do forward this email on to colleagues in your networks and indicate your interest in this event via email in the first instance to darren.coyne@careleavers.com