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ICJA 2014 - Penal Policy Reform

The Department of Justice and Equality, the Irish Prison Service, The Probation Service and ACJRD held the inaugural Irish Criminal Justice System conference 'Penal Policy Reform' in Wheatfield Place of Detention, Dublin on September 20, 2014.

To download a copy of the conference report please click here

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The report includes the following plenary papers:

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

Leading Change from the Emerging Future
Tom O’Connor, Ph.D., CEO., Transforming Corrections,
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, Western Oregon University

A Blueprint For Change: From Agreement To Action
Deirdre Malone, Executive Director, Irish Penal Reform Trust

What Do Victims of Crime Want?
Maeve Lewis, Executive Director, One in Four

Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Vivian Geiran, Director, Probation Service

The report includes the following workshop summaries:

Co-ordination of Data Management in Practice
Tim Linehan, Central Statistics Office, Aidan Gormley, The Probation Service and Ciaron McAuley, Irish Prison Service

Prisoner Empowerment
Dr Graham Betts Symonds, Irish Prison Service CBHFA Programme Manager & IRC CBHFA Master Trainer, Lydia O’Halloran, Irish Red Cross CBHFA Programme Manager and Red Cross volunteers

The Community Return Programme
Andy Brennan, Assistant Principal, Irish Prison Service & Claire Brennan, Senior Probation Officer, Probation Service

Employment on release
Paddy Richardson, Chief Executive, Irish Association for the Social Integration of Offenders (IASIO)

The Change Process – Dialogue Coaching and Adaptive Leadership
Tom O’Connor, Ph.D., CEO., Transforming Corrections, Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, Western Oregon University

Perspectives on the needs of victims of sexual and domestic abuse crime
Maeve Lewis, Executive Director, One in Four