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Professor Elena Larrauri from the University of Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, an international expert on criminal records, will speak at a seminar being held in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work on the 30th May 2014. The event will explore the implications for young people of the new ‘filtering’ arrangements for criminal records introduced by the Department of Justice in April of this year. Under this new system a young person’s involvement in a diversionary youth conference may be subject to disclosure in a criminal record check. Prof. Larrauri describes the system in Northern Ireland as ‘difficult to understand, very complex, and very broad’. Dr Nicola Carr, one of the organisers of the seminar says that ‘one of the difficulties arising is that young people may not be fully aware that involvement in youth justice conferences can appear in a future criminal record check’.
The seminar will also include contributions from INCLUDE YOUTH’s ‘Give and Take’ Scheme, an employability programme for young people aged 16-21, and from Pat Conway, Director of Operations and Public Affairs with NIACRO .