Youth justice researchers, policy makers and practitioners will converge at the 2nd Australasian Youth Justice Conference in Brisbane from September 13-15.

Hosted by the Griffith Criminology Institute and the Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators, the conference will showcase the latest research on youth justice issues in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

“The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people is another critical focus of the conference,’’ said Professor Ross Coomber, Director of the Griffith Criminology Institute.

“With a focus on how to bring the best evidence to practice, it is hoped it will inspire new, progressive and impactful policy to address the complex issues facing children and young people.

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“The conference will also provide a platform for, and help inform how, to create reforms to reduce offending and improve life outcomes for these children and young people, their families and communities.”

Keynote speakers

    • Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell: Orygen The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health ‘Youth Mental Health and Offending — Synergies and Disconnects
    • Linda Teplin: Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Northwestern University, Illinois Beyond Detention: The Dire Outcomes of Delinquent Youth in Adulthood’
    • Professor Colleen Hayward AM: Edith Cowan University Aboriginal Engagement, Diversion and New Ways of Working’
    • Khylee Quince: Senior lecturer, Faculty of Law, The University of AucklandRangatahi Courts as Social Justice: Beyond Restorative and Towards Transformative Justice’
    • Rob White: Professor of Criminology, University of TasmaniaCrafting Respect: Innovative Justice and Youth Offending’

WHAT: From Evidence to Practice: The 2nd Australasian Youth Justice Conference

WHEN: September 13-15

WHERE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Conference program