Justice for Young People Conference


Join local, national and international youth justice experts to share new approaches to ensuring justice for young people in Australia.      

For too many young people, the capacity to create a fulfilling future is damaged by contact with the justice system.

The impact of incarceration is often weighted toward exclusion over learning, and a lack of planning for transition to a safe place in the community can cement young people’s isolation and trauma. This leaves them vulnerable to homelessness and recidivism, and a future defined by past mistakes rather than young people’s potential.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Around the world, youth justice approaches – and outcomes – are very different. The Justice for Young People conference will provide access to alternative youth justice approaches and strengthen our communities’ capacity to seek real and just outcomes for young people.

Speakers from Netherlands, UK, Spain and the US will join local and interstate experts and advocates to challenge us to consider new perspectives and learn new approaches to preventing and overcoming offending behaviours.

If you work with young people, child protection, families, policy or the justice system, the Justice for Young People conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to network with peers and learn from national and international youth justice leaders.

Masterclasses will provide opportunities for policy makers to engage in focussed discussions with international youth justice specialists, and to learn from European, British and American experiences.

Mark the date in your diary to be challenged, inspired, and to change what you think is possible for young people in the youth justice system.

To secure your place at the special Early Bird rate, click here to book.  For more information, visit sayconferences.org.au or  contact us.