Conference – Women in the Criminal Justice System

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness, President of the Law Reform Commission, will launch the one-day ACJRD conference in Dublin on October 15th.

At the ACJRD’s 13th Annual Conference, speakers include:

  • Chief Inspector Kathleen O’Toole, of the Garda Síochána Inspectorate.
  • Prof. Loraine Gelsthorpe, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Azrini Wahidin, Queens University

Conference workshops will cover a broad range of areas within this interesting topic including:

  • Violence Against Women – Government Policy and NGO Perspectives
  • Prostitution in Ireland Today – A Changed Reality
  • Education for Young Women in Detention
  • Community Based Interventions for Women Offenders in Northern Ireland
  • Mental Health Issues in the CJS – Legal and Welfare Perspectives
  • Gender & Policing
  • Media Profiling in the Criminal Justice System North & South
  • Experience of Prison for Women and Homelessness.

Opportunities will be provided throughout the day to share information, exchange views and network with colleagues who engage in similar or complementary areas of expertise.

ACJRD[1] brings together a membership of government agencies, professionals, practitioners, academics and community workers from a wide range of disciplines within the Criminal Justice System.   Chatham House Rules[2] will apply for this conference, and it is therefore a ‘closed’ conference.

Non-members of ACJRD Ltd. are welcome to attend the Annual Conference, please circulate this email to colleagues and friends who may be interested in the work of the ACJRD.


ACJRD Member: €99            Non-Member: €120             Student: €45

Become an ACJRD member today and avail of the reduced conference fee.  For information on ACRJD membership see http://www.acjrd.ie/membership

[1] ACJRD Ltd. is funded by the Department of Justice and Law Reform

[2] The Chatham House Rule reads as follows: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed”. The world-famous Chatham House Rule may be invoked at meetings to encourage openness and the sharing of information. See: http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/about/chathamhouserule/

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