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2014 Youth Justice Transformation

The ACJRD 17th Annual Conference entitled "Youth Justice Transformation" took place on Friday 17th October 2014 in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin 2.

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly T.D. launched this one day conference which saw international and national experts address "Youth Justice Transformation" in a number of plenary and workshop sessions.

To download a copy of the report please click on its title: ACJRD 'Youth Justice Transformation' 2014 Conference Report.

Minister James Reilly and Maura Butler

2014 Morning Panel

2014 Maura Butler, Ursula Fernee & Dr Mairead Seymour

The report includes the following plenary papers:

Launch of Conference
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. James Reilly, T.D.

Community Learning and Development: Preventative Interventions
Presenter: Peter Taylor, Coordinator, Community and Learning Development Managers Scotland

Keywords: Youth Justice; Community; Services; Youth Programmes

Current Juvenile Justice Policy – Impact on DPP
Presenter: Peter Mullan, Chief Prosecution Solicitor, Office of the DPP

Keywords: Policy; DPP; Juvenile Justice Policy; Children; Youth; Juvenile Prosecution.

Girls in the Criminal Justice System
Presenter: Dr. Elaine Arnull, Buckinghamshire New University

Keywords: Youth; Girl offenders; Criminal Justice System; Young Offenders; Crime.

Reducing Offending in Partnership
Presenter: Patricia Muldoon, Youth Justice Agency N.I. & D.I. Mark Dennison, PSNI

Keywords: Offenders; Offending; Programmes; Deterrence; Prevention; Multi-agency cooperation.

Promoting Compliance with Young People on Community Supervision
Presenter: Dr. Mairead Seymour, Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Law & Society, D.I.T.

Keywords: Young People; Compliance; Community; Supervision; Support

Lost in Transition? - Developing a Response for Young Adult Offenders
Presenter: Ursula Fernee, Regional Manager, Young Persons Probation

Keywords: Young adults; Support; Transition; Adult Offenders; Programmes.

The Report includes the following Workshop Summaries:

Youth Justice in Practice: The Importance of Specialist Training in light of the Capacity of the Child
Presenter: Sarah Jane Judge BL, PhD Candidate, University College Cork

Clinical Presentations of Young People in Detention
Presenter: Eimear Ryan, Senior Speech and Language Therapist & Dr Margaret McGovern, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Assessment Consultation and Therapy Service (ACTS)

Utilising Diversion in Youth Justice Transformation
Presenter: Superintendent Colette Quinn, An Garda Síochána

Youth Justice in Transitions? Pre-Sanction Reports in Practice
Presenter: Etain Quigley, PhD candidate, Sutherland School of Law, UCD

Integrating Restorative Approaches in Probation Policy and Practice 
Presenter: Elaine Slattery, CEO, Céim ar Chéim and John Brosnahan, SPO, Limerick YPP

The evolving landscape of the National Children's Detention Campus, Oberstown
Presenter: Tony O’Donovan, Child Welfare Advisor, IYJS & Pat Bergin, Oberstown Campus Manager

Mentoring as a transformative process for young offenders? The Le Chéile Experience
Presenter: Anne Conroy, CEO, Le Chéile Mentoring and Youth Justice Support Services

From the Youth Justice System to a positive future?
Presenter: Ciara O’Driscoll, Collinstown Community College