The ACJRD working groups are the vehicle through which ACJRD members can input into the activities of the association.
The groups utilize members' knowledge and expertise in respect of each topic and promote discussion and debate within each working group and the interesting seminars / lectures and workshops they organise. We also hope to develop areas in which to initiate research projects from within each of the working groups.
The ACJRD working groups currently established include:
- Mental Health
- Juvenile Justice
- Restorative Justice
- White Collar Crime
Each of the groups is chaired by one of our respected Council members. Because of individuals' various locations; much of the communication takes place by email.
We value your ideas and expertise and would appreciate any contribution you can lend to the groups.
Dr. Johnny Connolly, from the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies, University of Limerick, presented his recent research and connected strategy ‘Building Community Resilience’ Read more
Dr. Lisa Cuthbert, CEO, PACE (Prisoner Aid through Community Effort) presented the ACJRD Working Groups Networking Event in December 2019 Read more
The ACJRD seminar ‘Bail Supervision Scheme' was held on Tuesday, 10th September, 2019, at the offices of the Irish Youth Justice Service at Miesian Plaza, 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2. Read more
The ACJRD Working Groups Christmas Networking Event took place in the Blue Room of the Law Society of Ireland on Wednesday, 5th December, 2018. This event featured a Restorative Justice Working Group Seminar and was followed by a seasonal networking reception. Read more
Child Defendants and Child Witnesses in Court - Contemporary Challenges for Juvenile Justice, 29th November 2018
The ACJRD and the ACJRD Juvenile Justice Working Group held the seminar 'Child Defendants and Child Witnesses in Court - Contemporary Challenges for Juvenile Justice' at the Education Centre, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 on Thursday, 29th November, 2018. Read more
The annual ACJRD Christmas Working Groups Networking Event, which featured an Addiction Working Group seminar, took place from at the Law Society of Ireland on Monday 11th December. Read more
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
The ACJRD and its Education and Reintegration Working Groups held the seminar 'Employment with Conviction: Expo 2017 - creating opportunity through education and employer engagement' on September 12th, 2017. Read more
A White Collar Crime Seminar was presented by Brian Gageby BL on Monday 15th May, 2017. Read more
The ACJRD Networking Event featuring Dr Kieran O'Dwyer giving 'A critial overview of Restorative Justice in Ireland today' took place on December 12th. Read more