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University of Westminster hosts the Youth and Justice Network’s first seminar

Criminology 8 June 2017

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On 15 June the University of Westminster will host ‘Turning Research into Action: Knowledge Exchange between Young People, Academic Researchers and Practitioners’ the first seminar from the newly established Youth and Justice Network in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology. 

The event will take place on 15 June at 5pm at the Regent Campus and will include presentations from keynotes speakers including; Dr Faith Gordon, Lecturer in Criminology and Director of the interdisciplinary group, the Youth Justice Network; Mr. Assan Ali, youth and community engagement specialist and Co-founder and Trustee of the Mile End Community Project, as well as Holly Powell-Jones, Deputy-Director of the Youth Justice Network and City University Lecturer.

The seminar will explore current questions regarding young people in today’s world including social media, digital risks and responsibilities, violent extremism agenda prevention as well as young people’s civic engagement ‘dilemmas’.

Dr Faith Gordon commented on the event, saying: “Knowledge exchange is at the heart of the work of the newly established interdisciplinary Youth Justice Network at the University of Westminster. Members of the YJN are committed to challenging the structural marginalisation of children and young people and raising awareness at an individual and community level, as well as informing policy and practice. Events, such as these, place great importance on the need for dialogue about the reality of the lives of children and young people and the challenges they face.”

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