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Neurodiversity and the Criminal Justice System

SAVE THE DATE: November 1st 2019

Neurodiversity & the Criminal Justice System: Current Perspectives

Full day conference at the Law Society of Dublin, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.

Booking details to follow.

ADHD-Care, a joint initiative of UCD, Maynooth University and HADD-ADHD Ireland are delighted to be collaborating with the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) to host this conference.

Conference Overview:The aim of the conference is to draw together a range of speakers from different professional backgrounds who work with people who are neurodiverse including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Intellectual Disability. The goal is to provide attendees with an up to date understanding of the impact of neurodevelopmental conditions on offending behaviours and to highlight practical strategies that have been shown to be effective in working with individuals who are neurodiverse within the criminal justice system.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Susan Young: is an honorary Consultant Psychologist at Broadmoor Hospital and is Director of Forensic Research and Development for West London Mental Health Trust.  She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of offenders with mental illness and/or mental disorder, specializing in forensic neuropsychology & ADHD.

Professor Dame Sue Bailey OBE DBE: is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist and Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Her clinical and research work is in the field of young offenders who commit serious crimes. Professor Bailey has been an expert witness at numerous trials of young offenders. She is also the author of a number of books on young offenders' mental health. Professor Bailey has worked extensively on mental health and social care policy and legislation.

Dr Lena Lundholm: is a clinical psychologist whose key research focus is ADHD, substance abuse and the relationship with crime. She has also worked in management in the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

Conference Chair: Judge John O’Connor

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