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Committee to take evidence on children and young people in custody

26 June 2020

The Justice Committee will hold an online live broadcast meeting on 30 June 2020 at 2.30pm on its inquiry into children and young people in custody.

The Committee will have an opportunity to seek updates on the effect Covid-19 has had on the youth justice system. Aside from Covid-19, the session will additionally cover the changes to the youth justice population in the past ten years, and how the youth justice system has adapted to these changes. The session will look at the current criminal records system, diversion from formal criminal justice processing and custody, and the resettlement needs of children released from custody.  


Tuesday 30 June

At 2.30pm 

Panel 1

  • Justin Russell, Chief Inspector of Probation, HM Inspectorate Probation
  • Helen Berresford, Director of External Engagement, Nacro
  • Dr Pamela Taylor, Chair, Forensic Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr Alexandra Lewis, Chair, Adolescent Forensic Faculty Special Interest Group, Royal College of Psychiatrists

At 3.30pm

Panel 2

  • Enver Solomon, Chief Executive Officer, Just for Kids Law
  • Jessica Mullen, Director of Influence and Communications, Clinks
  • Laurie Hunte, Criminal Justice Programme Manager, Barrow Cadbury Trust
  • Shadae Cazeau, Head of Policy, EQUAL
  • Phil Bowen, Director, Centre for Justice Innovation

Further information

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