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2019 National Justice Symposium
September 12 & 13 2019

Patricia Faulkner AO Chairman and Julie Edwards CEO invite you to attend the 4th Jesuit Social Services’ National Justice Symposium.

Hosted by Jesuit Social Services, the 2019 National Justice Symposium will focus on young adults, 18-25yo, involved in the criminal justice system in Australia. The symposium will examine developments in legislation, policy, practice and advocacy for this group.

Keynote speaker: Vincent Schiraldi

Vincent Schiraldi is a Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia School of Social Work and co-Director of the Columbia Justice Lab. He has extensive experience in public life, founding the policy think tank, the Justice Policy Institute, then moving to government as director of the juvenile corrections in Washington DC, as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation, and Senior Policy Adviser to the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.

Schiraldi gained a national reputation as a fearless reformer who emphasised the humane and decent treatment of the men, women, and children under his correctional supervision. He pioneered efforts at community-based alternatives to incarceration in NYC and Washington DC. Schiraldi received a MSW from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University.

Special Guest Speaker:

The Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Minister for Crime Prevention, Corrections, Youth Justice and Victim Support

Other speakers include:

  • Tim Cartwright APM
  • Justin Mohamed, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
  • Professor Muriel Bamblett, CEO, VACCA
  • Serina McDuff, CEO, Federation of Community Legal Centres
  • Lisa Ward, Sentencing Advisory Council
  • Leigh Marsh, Programme Director, New Zealand Department of Corrections’ High Impact Innovation Programme
  • Hon. Wade Noonan
  • Dr Sally Wilkins, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Kevin Russell, Program Manager, Beyond Survival, VACCA

Hosted by Jesuit Social Services, the event brings together key stakeholders and experts to explore and discuss current issues and themes relating to Australia’s criminal justice system.

Thursday 12 September

An Evening with Vincent Schiraldi

Date: Thursday 12 September 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
Venue: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
Victoria Room, 210 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Presentation by Vincent Schiraldi (Senior research scientist at the Columbia University School of Social Work). Followed by discussion and Q&A with Vincent and Julie Edwards.

Tickets: $30


Friday 13 September

National Justice Symposium: Emerging adults in the justice system

Date: Friday 13 September 9.00am – 5.00pm
Registration 8.30am for 9.00am start
Venue: Melbourne Museum – Museum Theatre
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton VIC 3053

Session 1 – Setting the scene: International perspectives 
Keynote address: Vincent Schiraldi Moderator: Julie Edwards.
Panel discussion

Session 2 – Justice reform…making it happen: The NZ experience 
Speaker: Leigh Marsh (Programme Director at the NZ Department of  Corrections’ High Impact Innovation Programme)

Session 3  Addressing the churn – it’s everyone’s responsibility
Speaker: Wade Noonan, former Minister for Corrections (Vic) 

Session 4 – Healthy boys and men
Speaker: Matt Tyler – Executive Director, The Men’s Project, Jesuit Social Services

Concluding discussion- Julie Edwards and Vincent Schiraldi

Drinks and canapes to follow

Tickets:  $120


Buy tickets for Thursday and Friday inclusive

Tickets: $140


For more information:

Email: symposium@jss.org.au
Phone: (03) 9421 7600