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•Latest research in youth crime prevention
•Keynote speeches from leading professionals in crime prevention
•Open forum to discuss best practice of sport and young people
A pioneering national conference has been arranged to consider the latest findings in the role of sport in crime prevention, it has been revealed.
The inaugural StreetGames Crime Prevention and Sport Conference will take place at Stoke City Football Club’s bet365 Stadium, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Wednesday 7th December. Partnering with Stoke City Council, the event will bring together specialists and leading authorities from the justice system, sport organisations and law enforcement. Delegates will benefit from hearing the latest research into reducing youth offending and anti-social behaviour, through the use of sport and physical activity interventions.
Topics for discussion include: the ingredients of an effective sports-based community intervention; the impact for Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation; pathways away from crime into employment and working with young people in the youth justice system.
Keynote speakers and workshop facilitators include: Amanda Sater (Youth Justice Board & Loughborough University); Hardyal Dhindsa (Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner); Jane Ashworth (CEO of StreetGames); Lord McNally (Youth Justice Board) as well as leading authorities from Sport England.
StreetGames has been championing the positive impact that sport has on the lives of young people for nearly 10 years. Sport not only provides health benefits but opens up a gateway of opportunity for disadvantaged young people living in poorer communities to lead a safer and more prosperous life.