Registration is now open for the one-day conference Closing the Prison Gap to be held at the Twin Towns Club, Tweed Heads, on 29 September 2017.

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson and Margaret Hayes will “Focus on the Children”, describing their work with young people excluded from mainstream schools due to their behaviour. Leanne Phillips and Cathy Stillwell will talk about “Healing the Womyn Healing the Child” … Jyi Lawnton and Casey Bird will describe “Indigenous Policy and the Scientific Gaze” … Chris Lee and Associate Professor Helen Farley discuss “Making the Connection”, the use of technology to address the issues of literacy and numeracy in juvenile justice settings … Dr Anthea Krieg will talk about her work in Ceduna, South Australia, coordinating services to prevent incarceration of First Nations children.

Organisers are also hoping for presentations on the prevention of physical and sexual abuse of children and preventing sexual offending.

Email [email protected] for a tax invoice, registration $165 (credit cards accepted) or unwaged $33. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea included, free parking.


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