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National Justice Symposium

Jesuit Social Services is excited to announce the 4th National Justice Symposium will take place in Melbourne on September 12th and 13th.

Vincent Schiraldi is keynote speaker at the 4th National Justice Symposium

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.

Our keynote speaker is Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia School of Social Work and co-Director of the Columbia Justice Lab.

Vincent has previously pioneered efforts at community-based alternatives to incarceration in New York City and Washington DC, and has worked as director of 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.

Other confirmed speakers include:

    • The Hon. Ben Carroll MP, Minister for Crime Prevention, Corrections, Youth Justice and Victim Support
    • Justin Mohamed, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
    • Tim Cartwright APM, Former Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor and Acting Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police
    • Professor Muriel Bamblett, CEO, VACCA
    • Serina McDuff, CEO, Federation of Community Legal Centres
    • Lisa Ward, Sentencing Advisory Council


Thursday 12 September

An Evening with Vincent Schiraldi

Date: Thursday 12 September 6.00pm – 7.15pm

(Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm)

Venue: Queen Victoria Women’s Centre 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

Tickets to both events are on sale now.