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. 



Juvenile Justice Seminar recording

A recording of the seminar is now available for access by ACJRD members only. If you wish to take out membership, please click here for information.


Presentations are available at the links below:



Dr Siobhán Buckley is a Lecturer in Law at Ulster University School of Law. Siobhán’s research interests are in the areas of youth justice, young adult justice, comparative criminology, punitiveness, and cross-sectoral differences between criminal justice sectors. Siobhán’s PhD research examined the contrasts and similarities of approach between the adult, young adult and youth criminal justice sectors in Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. Before joining Ulster University School of Law, Siobhán worked as an Assistant Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University.

Caroline Rutherford, Programme Manager, Extern Young People & Families Northern Ireland, graduated from Ulster University in 1995 with a 1st class BSC (Hons) degree in Community Youth Work.  She spent 15 years developing Extern’s alternative education provision and introduced Extern’s transitional mentoring support for 16 – 24 year olds in 2013.   She has been Programme Manager within Extern’s Young People & Families Directorate since 2014.  She is passionate about the potential of Extern’s youth and advocates strongly for youth participation and valuing “lived experience”.

Michelle Kennedy is currently Justice Services Manager, working across the continuum of Extern’s Justice services programmes including Extern’s Bail Supervision Scheme, Janus Justice and Youth Diversion Projects. Michelle has been with Extern over 10 years across various services. Michelle holds a degree is in applied social studies and social care. 


The  Chatham  House  Rule:

To encourage openness and the sharing of information, the Chatham House Rule applied at this seminar.

*The Chatham House Rule reads as follows:  "When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed".

See:  https://www.chathamhouse.org/about-us/chatham-house-rule



Event details 

Date: Online - Wednesday, 20th March 2024 from 5.30pm to 7pm

CPD points: Attendance at the event may qualify for CPD points. Qualification is determined by the points’ issuer. ACJRD is happy to provide certificates of attendance on request. For GDPR purposes, attendance lists will be deleted after 12 months and it will no longer be possible to provide certificates of attendance after that. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a certificate of attendance.  

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