ACJRD hosts conferences and seminars/webinars on topics of interest to our membership, which includes policy makers, practitioners, academics and community based organizations.

In a typical year we have been

  • convening an Annual Conference
  • facilitating, managing and convening, in partnership with Criminal Justice Agencies, the Irish Criminal Justice Agencies (ICJA) Conference
  • organising seminars/webinars that meet the interests of our Working Group members
  • convening events for research collaborators
  • facilitating state agency engagement with our members who have stakeholder interest in government policy planning
  • arranging networking events
  • convening the annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture


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Booking is now open for the ACJRD 27th Annual Conference on the theme of 'Continuing the Conversation – The Future of Drug Policy in Ireland' which will take place on 12 June 2024 in the Camden Court Hotel. 

ACJRD hosted the 17th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture, with Maggie O’Neill, Professor in Sociology & Criminology, University College Cork, speaking on 'Women and the Criminal Justice System: Gender Matters' on the evening of Thursday, 2 May 2024 in the Criminal Courts of Justice.

Juvenile Justice online seminar: 20 March 2024

ACJRD were delighted to host an insightful seminar on Juvenile Justice, with Dr Siobhán Buckley, Ulster University School of Law, and Caroline Rutherford and Michelle Kennedy of Extern on 20 March 2024.

A recording of the seminar is now available for access by ACJRD members only. Copies of the presentations now available to download. 

Christmas Networking - Hugh Dockry Seminar

ACJRD hosted a Christmas networking event and seminar, "Heading towards a federal criminal justice system? Past, present and future of EU Justice", in the Law Society of Ireland on Monday, 11 December, 2023. 

ACJRD Annual Conference

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

ACJRD Annual Conference

The ACJRD 26th Annual Conference, Accountability and Monitoring in the Criminal Justice System, took place on Friday, 9th June 2023

Dr John O’Connor, Judge of the Circuit Court, presented the 16th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture, 2023

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 hosted 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.

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

23rd ACJRD Annual Conference, Privacy and Personal Space: The Challenges of Technology in Justice”