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ICJA 2015 - Engagement with Young People

The 2nd Annual Irish Criminal Justice Agencies Conference took place on Wednesday, 15th July, 2015, at the Dublin Castle Conference Centre.  The 2015 theme was “Engagement with Young People”. This Conference was a collaboration of the Department of Justice and Equality, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), An Garda Síochána, The Probation Service, the Irish Prison Service and the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD).   To view the report, please click here.

Conference speakers 15.07.15

Noirin O'Sullivan, Garda Commissioner, Frances Fitzgerald T.D, Minister for Justice and Equality, Maura Butler, ACJRD Chairperson and Chief Superintendent Eugene Corcoran, ACJRD Council.

The report includes the following plenary papers:

Conference Welcome
Nóirín O’Sullivan, Garda Commissioner

Conference Opening
Ms. Frances Fitzgerald T.D. Minister for Justice and Equality

Diverging or Emerging from Law? The Practice of Youth Justice in Ireland
Professor Ursula Kilkelly, School of Law, University College Cork

Input from a Young Person

IRiS Integrated Offender Management System
Temporary Chief Constable John Long, QPM, Avon and Somerset Police

How Local Criminal Networks can affect the Crime Trajectories of Children in Ireland - 'Greentown' - a case study
Dr Seán Redmond, Research and Evaluation Unit, Department of Children & Youth Affairs

Garda Initiatives in the Dublin Region
John Twomey, Assistant Garda Commissioner

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

The report includes the following workshop summaries:

The Diversion Programme
Superintendent Colette Quinn, An Garda Síochána

Online Child Exploitation - The Multiplier Effect of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on Crimes against Children
Detective Inspector Mick Lynch, Garda National Protective Services Bureau, and Detective Sergeant Mary T McCormack, Garda National Protective Services Bureau

Sex Offender Risk Assessment and Management (SORAM)
Detective Sergeant Jennifer Molony, Garda National Protective Services Bureau, Pauline Downey, Senior Probation Officer, Probation Service, Detective Geraldine Goldrick, An Garda Síochána, and Shane Donnelly, Social Work Team Leader, Tusla

Ballyrunners - Heading in the Right Direction
Rachel Lillis, Senior Probation Officer, Patricia Kavanagh, Career Guidance Officer, Ballymun Job Centre, and Garda Mark Higgins, Community Policing, Ballymun

Building Bridges Restoratively In Limerick - Using Restorative Processes to Engage Young People Effectively
Mary Henihan, Southern Regional Manager, Le Chéile Mentoring and Youth
Justice Support Services and Sergeant Séamus O’Neill, An Garda Síochána

Engaging young people through Mentoring
Anne Conroy, CEO, Le Chéile Mentoring and Youth Justice Support Services and Alan Hughes, Probation Officer, Young Persons’ Probation

Minister Reilly 15.07.15

Maura Butler ACJRD Chairperson, Dr James Reilly T.D, Minister for Children & Youth Affiars, and Chief Superintendent Eugene Corcoran, ACJRD Council.