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ACJRD Annual Conference 'Behind Closed Doors: Crimes of Violence, Coercive Control and Abuse in Family and Intimate Relationships'

The 22nd ACJRD Annual Conference, “Behind Closed Doors: Crimes of Violence, Coercive Control and Abuse in Family and Intimate Relationships” took place on Friday, 11th October, 2019, in The Richmond Education and Event Centre, Brunswick St. North, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

A programme of plenary speakers and workshop presenters included national and international representatives from the criminal justice sector.

To view the full Conference Programme, please click here

Copies of speaker presentations, where available, are listed below.  Please click on the name to download the presentation:


Coercive Control - Prof. Marianne Hester

Adjudicating Broken Relationships - His Honour Judge Colin Daly, President of the District Court

Resources from Siobán O'Brien Green's presentation are listed as links below:

Article 11 Istanbul Convention Research, 2016 (Sylvia Wallaby)

Femicide Across Europe, 2018 (Weil, Corradi and Naudi)

Global Study on Homicide, 2019, UNODC

HSE dsgbv training resource manual

Understanding intimate partner violence in the EU, 2019, EIGE

Women as victims of partner violence, 2019, UNFRA


WS 1 - Cyber-Harassment, Stalking and Other Forms of Online Abuse by Intimate Partners: Considering Women's Experiences and Effective Responses. Sarah Benson, Women's Aid

WS 2 - Safeguarding Older Persons: Legislative Gaps.  Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Sage Advocacy.

WS 3 - Violence, Abuse and Coercive Control in Intimate Same-sex Relationships: Legal and Policy Responses.  Dr Fergus Ryan, Maynooth University

WS 4 - Coercive Control in Ireland - Shifting the Paradigm - A Practice Based Response to the Domestic Violence Act 2018.  Caitríona Gleeson and Caroline Counihan BL, Safe Ireland

WS 5 - Child Victims of Familial Abuse.  Dr Rosaleen McElvaney, Dublin City University

WS 6 - The Silent Taboo - Men Experiencing Domestic Violence.   Andrea McDermott, AnyMan

WS 7 - Sibling Abuse in Families. Stella O'Malley, Psychotherapist, Writer and Public Speaker

WS 8 - See the Whole Picture for the Whole Family Sooner.  Collette Eaton-Harris, Senior Practice Advisor, SafeLives