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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 copy of Dr. Kennefick's presentation, click on the following link:

Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: Research Update

- Dr. Conor O'Neill, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Central Mental Hospital

Dr.O'Neill's presentation summarised the findings of the recent report entitled Implementing a court diversion and liaison scheme in a remand prison by systematic screening of new receptions: a 6 year participatory action research study of 20,084 consecutive male remands McInerney C, Davoren M, Flynn G, Mullins D, Fitzpatrick M, Caddow M, Caddow F, Quigley S, Black F, Kennedy HG, O'Neill C International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2013, 7:18 (25 June 2013).

A copy of the report is available here

- Aine Hynes, Partner, St. Johns Solicitors

To download a copy of Aine Hynes' presentation, click on the following link: 

Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 in practice