The ACJRD 24th Annual Conference “Criminal Justice and Public Health: Policy and Practice Post-Pandemic” will take place online on Friday, 8th October, 2021, between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.

This year’s conference will focus on the opportunities and plans to continue the rollout of policy and practice changes that were implemented during the pandemic, together with other welfare-focused policies and practices that are on the threshold of implementation at this time.

National and international speakers will explore opportunities to reboot the Criminal Justice System in a constructive manner, through reflection on the lessons learned during this critical period. 

This full day conference will appeal to those working in government agencies and in the community to include policymakers, practitioners, academics, and those involved in civil society groups from a wide range of disciplines, within or tangential to the Criminal Justice System that focus on the victims and perpetrators of crime.  This event is FREE for ACJRD Members.  Non-members of ACJRD are welcome to attend this event.

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend one of the five Thematic Sessions offered, details of which are on the Conference Programme. Each Thematic Session features three different presentations.  Please note that when booking, delegates are requested to choose their two preferred Thematic Sessions. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 
To view the Conference Programme, please click here.

Conference fees

  • ACJRD Member              FREE
  • Non Member                   €20


ISL Interpretation

ISL Interpretation will be available at this event, delegates will be asked to indicate if they require this service when booking.  If you would like to avail of ISL interpretation we would appreciate an early booking to facilitate the interpreter arrangements (preferably by Friday 1st October).  ACJRD is grateful to the Department of Justice for sponsoring this provision.

CPD Points:
Attendance at the conference may qualify for CPD points.  Qualification is determined by the points’ issuer.  ACJRD is happy to provide certificates of attendance on request.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance if you will require a certificate of attendance.
The  Chatham  House  Rule:
To encourage openness and the sharing of information, the Chatham House Rule will be invoked at this conference.
*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".