Members of this group draw on their experience working in government agencies, community groups and academia.
See below for recent news in relation to the group's activities and developments Mental Health.
For information on the ACJRD's 2011 Annual Conference: Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System - the deliverables of the Government's 'Vision for Change' click here
For ACJRD submissions on Mental Health please click here
If you would like to join the Mental Health working group please complete the Working Groups Application or contact the ACJRD manager Danelle.Hannan@acjrd.ie Tel. 01 617 4864.
Young People, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: Time for a New Vision? - 30th November, 2017
The ACJRD and its Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Working Groups hosted the seminar 'Young People, Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: Time for a New Vision?' on Thursday, 30th November, 2017. Read more
ACJRD, in association with the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association and Dublin City University, held a seminar on "Mental Health and Criminal Law" at the Law Society of Ireland on Friday, 23rd January, 2015. Read more
The ACJRD Addiction and Mental Health Working Groups held the seminar: "Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health" on Thursday 10th April. This event was hosted by the Probation Services in their offices in Smithfield. The seminar featured the following presentations, click on the speaker names to download… Read more
ACJRD and the ACJRD Mental Health Working Group held a Mental Health Seminar entitled Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: Legal Trends and Research Results at the Law Society on 27th June 2013. Speakers at the Seminar included: - Dr. Louise Kennefick, Department of Law, NUIM To download a… Read more
The ACJRD has made a submission to the Interdepartmental Group to examine the issue of people with mental illness coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System Read more
The ACJRD held the seminar: The Issues of Mental Health in the Irish Criminal Justice System on Wednesday 17th November 2011 at the Law Society of Ireland. Read more