Justice For Young People Conference: 8 & 9 November 2019

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Date(s) - 08/11/2019 - 09/11/2019
All Day

Rendezvous Hotel 328 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia


Justice for Young People Conference 2019: 8 & 9 November 2019

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On behalf of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration we are delighted to invite you to attend the next major AIJA conference, Justice for Young People: Identifying challenges and finding solutions for youth and children’s justice in Australia and New Zealand which will be held at the Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne, 8 – 9 November 2019.

What are the latest and most pressing problems in the highly complex area of youth justice? And how can the various courts and tribunals of Australia’s juvenile justice system work together to provide a more effective and responsive youth justice system for all young people, including Indigenous, African and Pacific Islander youth?

Judicial officers, lawyers, police, medical experts, psychologists and social scientists from around Australia will be convening to discuss these issues at the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration’s conference on youth justice, to be held on November 8-9 at Melbourne’s Rendezvous Hotel.

Join them in panel sessions that will focus on identifying the most urgent issues at hand in youth justice and on finding practical solutions for them. Conference sessions will also cover the complex medical and psychological issues that are relevant in a jurisdiction that, at its best, can help divert the flow of damaged, marginalised and brutalised children away from youth detention and the adult prison system and back into family life.

A must for any professional working in this area, the conference will begin with keynotes  from the NT’s Judge Sue Oliver and them  from  Judge Amanda  Chambers, President of the Children’s Court of Victoria, together with Judge Peter Johnstone, President of the Children’s Court of NSW

Session topics will include:

  • “Sad” kids or “bad” kids? Who are the children swept up by the youth justice system?
  • How to turn a youth justice system around
  • Is punishment a relevant consideration in youth justice? How can “ rehabilitation” be achieved when children are locked up in extremely onerous conditions?
  • The role of education for young people in custody
  • The pathway from “out of home care” to youth prison
  • Diversionary youth programs: which ones work? And why?
  • Raising the age of criminal responsibility

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