Mental Health

Members of this group draw on their experience working in government agencies, community groups and academia.

See below for recent news in relation to the group's activities and developments Mental Health.

For information on the ACJRD's 2011 Annual Conference: Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System - the deliverables of the Government's 'Vision for Change' click here

For ACJRD submissions on Mental Health please click here

If you would like to join the Mental Health working group please complete the Working Groups Application or contact the ACJRD manager Danelle.Hannan@acjrd.ie Tel. 01 617 4864.

Young People, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: Time for a New Vision? - 30th November, 2017

The ACJRD and its Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Working Groups hosted the seminar 'Young People, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: Time for a New Vision?' on Thursday, 30th November, 2017. Read more

Mental Health and Criminal Law Seminar - 23rd January 2015

ACJRD, in association with the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association and Dublin City University, held a seminar on "Mental Health and Criminal Law" at the Law Society of Ireland on Friday, 23rd January, 2015. Read more

"Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health" - 10th April 2014

The ACJRD Addiction and Mental Health Working Groups held the seminar:  "Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health"  on Thursday 10th April. This event was hosted by the Probation Services in their offices in Smithfield. The seminar featured the following presentations, click on the speaker names to download… Read more

Mental Health Seminar - 27th June 2013

ACJRD and the ACJRD Mental Health Working Group held a Mental Health Seminar entitled Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: Legal Trends and Research Results at the Law Society on 27th June 2013. Speakers at the Seminar included: - Dr. Louise Kennefick, Department of Law, NUIM To download a… Read more

Submission to the Interdepartmental Group on Mental Health, May 2012

The ACJRD has made a submission to the Interdepartmental Group to examine the issue of people with mental illness coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System Read more

The issues of Mental Health in the Irish Criminal Justice System 2010

The ACJRD held the seminar: The Issues of Mental Health in the Irish Criminal Justice System on Wednesday 17th November 2011 at the Law Society of Ireland. Read more

A Vision for Change

'A Vision for Change' is the Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy. To download a copy of the report click on the following link: A Vision for Change Read more