REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

Due to overwhelming interest and venue restrictions, registrations for the 2019 Australasian Youth Justice Conference are now closed.  

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The Australasian Juvenile Justice Administrators (AJJA) in collaboration with Juvenile Justice New South Wales (JJ NSW) is partnering with the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) to deliver the 3rd Australasian Youth Justice Conference in 2019. The conference will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre, in the heart of this wonderful harbourside city.

Over three days the conference will bring together juvenile justice administrators, practitioners and policymakers from government and community organisations, together with academics, students and others with a keen interest in effective, innovative youth justice outcomes.

Running this year for the third time, the Conference is a great opportunity to learn about – and directly contribute to shaping – new ideas and evidence-based responses in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

The conference will feature dynamic keynote presentations from a diverse group of international and domestic keynote speakers, each setting the scene for the concurrent papers, concurrent sessions and poster presentations that will complete the program.

The theme for AYJC 2019 is Contemporary Challenges, Innovative Solutions, embracing and reflecting the need for forward-thinking approaches to issues highlighted by recent inquiries. Sub-themes throughout the conference will explore safety, security and rehabilitation; Countering Violent Extremism; emerging technologies; mental health; Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; education; and overrepresentation across different groups.

Whether you are coming to present, to hear from others – or both – we look forward to welcoming you to AYJC 2019!

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IMPORTANT DATES

24 January 2019
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

12 March 2019
Notification of acceptance

25 March 2019
Early bird registration closes

1 April 2019
Presenter registration due

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Keynote Speakers

Gráinne Moss
Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children, New Zealand

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

Julie Edwards
Chief Executive Officer, Jesuit Social Services, VIC

Peta Lowe
Director Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Juvenile Justice, NSW Department of Justice

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 www.ajja.org.au.

Conference Partners

Sponsorship

If you would like to support the Australasian Youth Justice Conference please contact the conference managers, Conference Design at anna@conferencedesign.com.au.

Australasian Youth Justice Conference

The Australasian Youth Justice Administrators (AYJA) 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.  EMAIL: secretariat@ayja.org.au

AYJA is 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

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