AGM and Seminar 2017: The State of Youth Custody

The NAYJ AGM and Annual Seminar will be held on 10th May 2017. We are delighted that John Drew, former Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Board, has agreed to attend. We have also secured other excellent speakers at a time when the youth justice system is undergoing considerable change. NAYJ is very grateful to Doughty Street Chambers for again hosting this important seminar. The seminar will run from 2pm to 5pm (preceded at 1pm by the NAYJ AGM) and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Please go to our Events page for further details,

Places are free to NAYJ members.

The are a limited number of places available for non members at a cost of £60 per person – please click here for a non member applications. Payment can be made by Paypal using the button below, please see the application form for other payment methods.

The closing date for applications is 26th April. The event has been oversubscribed in previous years so early booking is recommended.

We look forward to see you there!
(Please bear in mind that spaces are limited.)

The State of Youth Custody 2016

The State of Youth Custody report by Dr. Tim Bateman analyses the current youth custody context and makes the case for changes to our approach to imprisonment for children.

Feature on our State of Youth Custody report that appeared in Children and Young People Now (11 October 2016).


Read the NAYJ response to the interim report from the Taylor review of Youth Justice

The State of Youth Justice 2015

This annual NAYJ paper authored by Dr Tim Bateman (University of Bedfordshire) is now available. This is a comprehensive guide to and analysis of the data, policy and other developments in youth justice in England and Wales over the last year. To download a copy please click here.

NAYJ membership benefits

  • Links with the Standing Committee for Youth Justice, keeping you up to date with policy, practice and legislation news and information
  • Access to Youth Justice; an international journal
  • Discounted places at NAYJ seminars and events
  • Advance copies of NAYJ briefing and campaign papers

For further information and a downloadable application form please go to the membership page.

Click here to read the NAYJ submission to the Taylor Review on Youth Justice, and here for the submission to the Narey Review of Residential Child Care

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