Working Groups

ACJRD Working Groups

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:

  • Addiction
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Reintegration
  • 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.

If you are interested in joining one of the groups please complete the Working Group Application Form or contact the ACJRD Manager Tel. 01 878 2592

We value your ideas and expertise and would appreciate any contribution you can lend to the groups.

Building Community Resilience, 23rd July, 2020

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

"PACE Working with people with convictions for harmful sexual behaviour”, 2nd December, 2019

Dr. Lisa Cuthbert, CEO, PACE (Prisoner Aid through Community Effort) presented the ACJRD Working Groups Networking Event in December 2019 Read more

The Bail Supervision Scheme Seminar, 10th September, 2019

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

Working Groups Networking event and Restorative Justice Seminar, 5th December 2018

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

Working Groups Networking Event and Addiction Seminar, 11th December 2017

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

Education and Reintegration Seminar, 12th September, 2017

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

White Collar Crime Seminar, 15th May, 2017

A White Collar Crime Seminar was presented by Brian Gageby BL on Monday 15th May, 2017. Read more

ACJRD Networking and Restorative Justice Event, 12th December 2016

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