Youth justice is at a crossroads. Recent events across Australia have put the spotlight on young people and crime. Our National Justice Symposium is a timely opportunity to come together to consider ‘where to from here?’ for youth justice in Australia.
At our 2017 National Justice Symposium, you will:
The third of its kind, the National Justice Symposium unites policy makers, youth workers, academics and decision makers to take a critical look at the current state of justice policy and practice in Australia and internationally.
Tuesday 21 March 2017, 9am-4pm
State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette
Entry 3, 179 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Vincent Schiraldi is Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management. A reformer and innovator in youth justice, Vincent has pioneered efforts at community-based alternatives to incarceration. He is the founder of the Justice Policy Institute, and has previously served as Director of Juvenile Corrections in Washington DC, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation and Senior Advisor to the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice.
Want even more than our National Justice Symposium? Join us the night before for a close-up conversation about the challenges facing youth justice in Australia. We bring together key minds to explore the challenges and solutions from home and abroad, in a robust panel discussion moderated by Fr Frank Brennan. The panel will grapple with how to deliver a youth justice system that can divert young people to a more positive path — and improve community safety at the same time.
Our panellists include:
Monday 20 March 2017, 6pm–7:30pm
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Tickets $20, book now on www.trybooking.com/OZEV
Currently a Senior Research Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, Vincent Schiraldi brings a wealth of expertise in youth justice policy. He is founder of the think-tank Justice Policy Institute and has driven pivotal reforms to youth justice systems in Washington DC and New York City.
Frank Brennan is a Jesuit priest, professor of law at Australian Catholic University and Adjunct Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, the Australian National University College of Law, and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies. He is the newly appointed CEO of Catholic Social Services Australia and former National Director of Human Rights and Social Justice for Jesuit Social Services.
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