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 Danelle.Hannan@acjrd.ie Tel. 617 4864. 

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

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

Submission to the Interdepartmental Group on Mental Health May 2012

The ACJRD has made a submission to the Interdepartmental Group to examine the issue of people with mental illness coming into contact with the Criminal Justice System. Read more

Innovation in Literacy Seminar - 29 September 2011

The ACJRD held the seminar Innovation in Literacy on Thursday 29th September Read more

White Collar Crime Seminar - 30 March 2011

The ACJRD in conjunction with the IWLA (Irish Women’s Lawyers Association) held a joint seminar on White Collar Crime at the Green Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place on Wednesday 30th March. For further information click here Read more

Reintegration Working Group Seminar - Reintegration of Prisoners in Ireland - 13 July 2010

This seminar was presented by Agnieszka Martynowicz of the Irish Penal Reform Trust. For more infomation go to https://www.acjrd.ie/reintegration Read more

Mental Health Seminar - 17 November 2010

The ACJRD held the seminar: The Issues of Mental Health in the Irish Criminal Justice System on Wednesday 17th November at the Law Society of Ireland. For more information, click here Read more