Membership

To join the ACJRD register online or download the ACJRD Membership Form by clicking on its title.

Become a member to support and feed into our activities, you will also be entitled to conference discounts and invitations to a limited number of member only events.

Membership is open to experienced personnel working in or associated professionally with the criminal justice system. It embraces all those concerned with the prevention and treatment of adult and juvenile offenders. Members may be retired or serving personnel. Individual members participate in a private capacity and do not represent their organisation or commit them in any way.

Associate membership may be offered by invitation to persons undertaking research related to the criminal justice system. Many ACJRD activities are open to non-members. However, members get reduced rates.

Current Membership fees: 

Individual Membership €35
Organisational Membership €155
Student Membership €25

Memberships run for the calendar year January - December.  All membership fees go towards administration costs.

Criminality is a complex phenomenon requiring sophisticated responses from many contributors. Dealing effectively with offending behaviour goes beyond the remit of any one agency. There are limited opportunities for dialogue within the criminal justice system between individuals from various backgrounds / orientations. ACJRD provides a unique opportunity for sharing information and the possibility of developing a coherent approach.

Effective policies need to be based on solid evidence. Current programmes should be evaluated constantly to up-date and improve methods. Vigorous debates are required, informed by appropriate statistical information and research. ACJRD aims to provide a forum for discussion and a stimulus to research. ACJRD is not a pressure group for change and is not aligned politically.