25 February 2019
Presentation submissions closes

11 March 2019
Notification of acceptance

25 March 2019
Early bird registration closes

1 April 2019
Presenter registration due

The Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) in collaboration with Juvenile Justice New South Wales (JJ NSW) has partnered with the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) to deliver the 3rd Australasian Youth Justice Conference in 2019.

The theme for AYJC 2019 is Contemporary Challenges, Innovative Solutions.

Keynote Speakers

Gráinne Moss
Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children

Francis (“Frankie”) V. Guzman
Juvenile Justice Attorney, National Center for Youth Law

Conference Host

Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA)

The Australian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) operates as a collective body of senior executives whose purpose is to share information of relevance for all youth justice jurisdictions, support the collection of relevant youth justice data, support and contribute to research in the area of youth justice and promote and maintain national principles, standards and guidelines for youth justice.  AJJA membership comprises of a minimum of one senior executive officer from each of the Australian state and territory departments and New Zealand who is responsible for the delivery of youth justice services.

AJJA is committed to supporting an evidenced-based approach when working with young people.  Each year AJJA commissions important research and information papers to help build the national evidence base for youth justice policy.  AJJA works collaboratively with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the Productivity Commission and other research bodies in the development of this work.

For more information, including membership, visit the AJJA website

Conference Partners


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Australasian Youth Justice Conference

The Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) hosts a bi-annual Australasian Youth Justice Conference (AYJC) for academics, practitioners, and government and non-government agencies to drive and showcase youth justice initiatives and innovations nationally and internationally.  Learnings from these conferences contribute to evidence-based responses for youth justice and provide new ideas for youth justice at both a jurisdictional, national and international level.


AJJA is currently working in collaboration with Juvenile Justice New South Wales (JJ NSW) and the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) to deliver the third AYJC in 2019.

Conference Managers

Please contact the team at Conference Design with any questions regarding the conference.
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