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 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 pm 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.

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

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