Salford Professor Neal Hazel has been speaking to Youth Justice policy-makers and practitioners around the UK, with a focus on innovation in the sector. In January 2020, Neal delivered a keynote address to Kent Hackathon 2020, Ashford, Kent. This large practice workshop for the police and other criminal justice professionals was designed to help participants think innovatively about new ways to prevent serious violence.
In 2019 Neal presented at Constructive Resettlement and Child First to leaders across the youth custodial estate on developing a new model for thinking about working with children. He also spoke at the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance Conference, Birmingham, on The youth justice system and the arts.