Jesuit Social Services is excited to announce the 4th National Justice Symposium will take place in Melbourne on September 12th and 13th.
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:
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.
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.
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 to both events are on sale now.REGISTER NOW