The price of prejudice – when attitudes shape policy


As professionals, to what extent do our attitudes and social representations shape how we work with young offenders? Do our ‘hidden prejudices’ get in the way of equal treatment? And is this preventing vital progress from being made?

In the very first CYCJ Associates seminar, held jointly with the SCCJR, Max Rutherford (Criminal Justice Programme Manager at Barrow Cadbury Trust) and Dr Fernando Fernandes (Community Learning and Development, University of Dundee) will present on their areas of expertise. This will include challenging stigmatising practise in the justice system, discussing a young adult court pilot scheme that can help young people ‘grow out of crime’,  and arguing why youth justice interventions should be extended to include young people well into their twenties.

This event is a must for all those with an interest in youth justice practice and policy. A drinks reception will follow the seminar, giving delegates the chance to talk further with Max and Fernando.

Registration will open at 4.30pm for a 5pm start. To register for this event, please email with your name and organisation/place of study.

The CYCJ Associates scheme was set up in 2015, enabling CYCJ to make a greater impact through widening its expertise, developing and maintaining strong partnerships, improving knowledge, recognising talent and linking into knowledge bases in youth and criminal justice and beyond.