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.

Pathways Through Treatment - Responding to Findings - 30th May 2016

An ACJRD and ACJRD Addiction Working Group seminar on "Pathways Through Treatment" - Responding to Findings took place on Monday, 30th May, 2016. This seminar was presented by Coolmine Therapeutic Community. Read more

Working Groups Networking Event, 10th December 2015

The ACJRD annual Working Groups Networking Event took place on Thursday 10th December 2015. Inspector Michael Gubbins, Head of the Garda Computer Crime Investiagations Unit spoke on Cybercrime at this event. Read more

White Collar Crime Seminar - October 28th 2015

The ACJRD held a White Collar Crime Seminar on October 28th 2015 Read more

Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System - 28th July 2015

The Seminar 'Intellectual Disability and the Criminal Justice System - Recent Research and Casework Experience' took place in the Education Centre at the Law Society of Ireland,Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, on Tuesday 28th July. Read more

Education: Empowerment through literacy seminar - 16th July 2014

The ACJRD and their Education Working Group held the seminar "Empowerment through Literacy" on Wednesday, 16th July 2014 in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 2. Read more

Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health - 10th April, 2014

The ACJRD Addiction and Mental Health Working Groups held the seminar:  "Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health"  on Thursday 10th April. This event was hosted by the Probation Services in their offices in Smithfield. The seminar featured the following presentations, click on the speaker names to download… Read more

Juvenile Justice Seminar - 10th December 2013

Her Hon. Ms. Mary Ellen Ring chaired an ACJRD seminar on Juvenile Justice which took place on Tuesday December 10th 2013. Read more

Mental Health Seminar - 27th June 2013

ACJRD and the ACJRD Mental Health Working Group held a Mental Health Seminar entitled Mental Health in the Criminal Justice System: Legal Trends and Research Results at the Law Society on 27th June 2013. Speakers at the Seminar included: - Dr. Louise Kennefick, Department of Law, NUIM To download a… Read more

Varied Applications of Restorative Practice - 21 January 2013

The ACJRD and ACJRD Restorative Justice Working Group will hold the seminar 'Varied Applications of Restorative Practice'  at 5.30pm on Monday 21 st January 2013.  The seminar will take place at the offices of the Probation Service, Smithfield, Dublin 7. We are proud to announce that Dr Donna Hicks ,… Read more

An update on the Probation Service Restorative Justice Projects - 21 November 2012

The ACJRD held the seminar “An update on the Probation Service Restorative Justice Projects” on Wednesday 21st November 2012 Read more