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Juvenile Justice 2001-2011: Criminal and Welfare Concerns

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To mark the 10 year anniversary of the Children’s Act 2001, the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development and Barnardos held a joint seminar on Tuesday 8th November which examined the legislative developments since 2001 which have impacted on children and young people involved with the criminal justice and State welfare system.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald opened the event and reaffirmed the Government's commitment to hold a referendum on children's rights next year. She suggested the proposed constitutional amendment as potentially "a watershed moment."

We would like to thank our other distinguished speakers — Gerard Durcan, Michelle Shannon, Supt. Colette Quinn and Geoffrey Shannon. Please find their presentations below.

Gerard Durcan Presentation - Children in the Welfare and Justice Systems

Michelle Shannon Presentation - Irish Youth Justice Service: A Review

Colette Quinn Presentation - Garda Diversion Programme: How it is working for young people?

Geoffrey Shannon Presentation - Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011: What does it mean for children?

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