ACJRD Annual Conference

The 9th Irish Criminal Justice Agencies Conference, Penal Policy Reform: Putting Community at the Heart of the Criminal Justice System, will take place on Tuesday, 10th October 2023.

Dr John O’Connor, Judge of the Circuit Court, "Judicial Discretion and the Justice and Welfare Dichotomy: The Sentencing of Children in the Irish Youth Justice System" - Thursday, 20th April 2023, 6pm (registration 5.30pm)

The ACJRD 25th Annual Conference took place on Friday, 7th October 2022.

"Race, Migration and the Criminal Justice System"  -  Wednesday, 22nd June, 2022

A collaboration between ACJRD and the UCD Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bruno Min, Legal Director (UK & International), Fair Trials, presented the 15th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture online.

The seminar, "Effecting Change: Learning from the experience of Oberstown" took place on Thursday, 3rd March, 2022.

The UKICJC Network held a webinar on "Extradition post Brexit - Implementation of Part Three, Title VII of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA):  Perspectives from the UK and Ireland” on 10th January, 2022.

The ACJRD Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Working Groups, in collaboration with the Policing Authority, held this online seminar on Wednesday, 1st December, 2021.

The ACJRD Restorative Justice Working Group presented this online seminar on Thursday, 18th November, 2021.

The ACJRD 24th Annual Conference “Criminal Justice and Public Health: Policy and Practice Post-Pandemic” took place online on Friday, 8th October, 2021.

The ACJRD White Collar Crime Working Group hosted a seminar on “A Review on Economic Crime and Corruption”  on Thursday, 15th July, 2021.

The 7th Annual Irish Criminal Justice Agencies (ICJA) Conference Protecting the Human Rights of Vulnerable Suspects and Offenders:  Defining, Identifying and Responding to Vulnerabilities” took place on Friday, 4th June, 2021.

Charlie Brooker, Honorary Professor, Centre for Sociology and Criminology, Royal Holloway, University of London, presented the 14th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture, "Probation and Mental Health: Do We Really Need 'Equivalent' Care?”  online on Monday 24th May, 2021.

ACJRD wants to facilitate the mentoring of future criminal practitioners and criminologists by linking members with other members.

ACJRD made a submission to the Department of Justice and Equality Review of the Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016, in November 2020.

The ACJRD held a Members’ event “Reflections on a pandemic year, with our founder members”, on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021.