Ray Calver has worked as a Social Worker with children and young people for around 7 years, after 10 years in the corporate sector.  The title of Ray’s speech will be ‘Believing in Children and Young People and Working in Youth Justice’.  This talk will focus on believing in children and young people, and the amazing impact this has on them. It will cover several stories about specific people and draw on domestic and international research. The audience will have a chance to understand what happens when a young person commits a criminal offence in New Zealand.