Alex Lloyd is a youth justice advocate; in this talk he shares a new approach to youth offending. He argues that tackling the root causes of crime through intervention, diversion and rehabilitation will bring us closer to ending the cycle of crime. Alex is an associate lecturer in psychology at the University of East London and has been working with young offenders from Hackney and Islington in his role as a Community Panel Member on their youth offending team. Alex engages with convicted offenders to help them action their community-based sentences. His objective is to help young offenders repair the harm caused by crime. In his capacity as a lecturer, he has conducted research on adolescent risk behaviour and its link to antisocial tendencies. In his spare time, Alex likes to rock climb, read and travel. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Alex Lloyd

OPENx winner, youth justice activist

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