Liverpool John Moores University Social Science Festival
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) & User Voice ran an Open Space event in November 2012, entailing a series of workshops on issues of youth justice.
12 young people from 5 different Youth Offending Teams (YOT) attended the event, which was held at the Centre for Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion at LJMU.
A series of workshops run by User Voice representatives engaged the young people from the Merseyside area to discuss their concerns relating to youth justice.
The aim of the event was to highlight young people’s views and experiences of the justice system, while providing a platform for young people to engage with and exchange ideas regarding effective practice with local youth justice practitioners.
Prior to the event, User Voice facilitated a series of sessions with young people engaged in youth justice services in Merseyside, which gave them the opportunity to discuss their opinions of youth justice services, and highlighted the key issues regarding effective policy and practice.
Young people worked alongside practitioners in the ‘Open Space’, discussing these issues and creating practical recommendations together, with the aim of improving youth justice services in Merseyside.