ACJRD hosts conferences and seminars/webinars on topics of interest to our membership, which includes policy makers, practitioners, academics and community based organizations.

In a typical year we have been

  • convening an Annual Conference and
  • facilitating and managing and convening a conference in partnership with Criminal Justice Agencies (Irish Criminal Justice Agencies (ICJA) Conference.
  • engaging internationally with partners in Northern Ireland and mainland UK focused on the anticipated impact of Brexit, in the UK-Irish Criminal Justice Criminal Justice Cooperation (2018 to date)
  • organising seminars/webinars that meet the discreet interests of our Working Group Members.
  • convening events for research collaborators
  • facilitating state agency engagement with our members who have stakeholder interest in government policy planning
  • arranging networking events
  • annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture


The ACJRD Restorative Justice Working Group presented this online seminar on Thursday, 18th November, 2021.

The ACJRD Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Working Groups, in collaboration with the Policing Authority, will present this online seminar on Wednesday, 1st December, 2021.

The ACJRD 24th Annual Conference “Criminal Justice and Public Health: Policy and Practice Post-Pandemic” took place online on Friday, 8th October, 2021.

The ACJRD White Collar Crime Working Group hosted a seminar on “A Review on Economic Crime and Corruption”  on Thursday, 15th July, 2021.

The 7th Annual Irish Criminal Justice Agencies (ICJA) Conference Protecting the Human Rights of Vulnerable Suspects and Offenders:  Defining, Identifying and Responding to Vulnerabilities” took place on Friday, 4th June, 2021.

Charlie Brooker, Honorary Professor, Centre for Sociology and Criminology, Royal Holloway, University of London, presented the 14th Annual Martin Tansey Memorial Lecture, "Probation and Mental Health: Do We Really Need 'Equivalent' Care?”  online on Monday 24th May, 2021.

The ACJRD held a Members’ event “Reflections on a pandemic year, with our founder members”, on Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021.

23rd ACJRD Annual Conference, Privacy and Personal Space: The Challenges of Technology in Justice”