The ACJRD 24th Annual Conference “Criminal Justice and Public Health: Policy and Practice Post-Pandemic” took place online on Friday, 8th October, 2021.
This year’s conference focused 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 explored opportunities to reboot the Criminal Justice System in a constructive manner, through reflection on the lessons learned during this critical period.
Delegates were given the opportunity to attend one of the five Thematic Sessions offered, each of which featured three different presentations.
To view the Conference Programme, please click here.
Copies of the speakers' PowerPoint presentations can be viewed by clicking on the presentation titles below.
- A Sustainable ‘Leaning-In’ Model for Preventing Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence – ‘Operation Faoiseamh’ - DCS Declan Daly, Garda National Protective Services Bureau
- The Vagueness of COVID-19 Restrictions: Rule of Law and Equality Concerns - Professor Oran Doyle, Trinity College Dublin
- Responding in the Pandemic: Supporting Young People in the Diversion Programme - John Reddy, Research Evidence into Policy Programmes and Practice Project (REPPP)
- Video Conferencing in Court - Kevin Fidgeon, Manager, Criminal Courts of Justice
- Mental Health and Addiction Interventions within Probation Services Post Pandemic - Dr. Geraldine O’Hare, Director of Rehabilitation, Probation Board for Northern Ireland
- Supporting Community Safety: A Partnership Between Service Providers and Communities - Ben Ryan, Head of Policy for Criminal Justice, Department of Justice
- Prisoner Welfare – A New Perspective Post-Pandemic - Fergal Black, Director of Care & Rehabilitation, Irish Prison Service
- Black Swans? Covid-19, Cybercrime and Large-scale Cyberattacks in Ireland - Dr. Maria Grazia Porcedda, Assistant Professor, Law, Trinity College Dublin
A Conference Report is being prepared for publication at a later date.