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Association for Criminal Justice Research & Development (ACJRD) 18th Annual Conference


Dr. Eimear Spain will deliver an invited paper at the  Association for Criminal Justice Research & Development (ACJRD) 18th Annual Conference on Friday, 2nd October, Acjrd2015. The theme of the conference is ‘Victims in Focus: European & Domestic Perspectives’ and Eimear will speak on the topic of “Responding to Domestic Violence and Trauma”. Dr. Susan Leahy of the School of Law and member of the ACJRD Council will chair the session.

This conference will appeal to policy makers, those working in government agencies, professionals, practitioners, academics and those involved in community and civil society groups from a wide range of disciplines within the Criminal Justice System.
Conference Speakers include Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska, Legal officer, European Commission, Directorate General of Justice, Procedural Criminal Law Unit;  Dr. Katrien Lauwaert, Senior Researcher at the European Forum for Restorative Justice and Leuven Institute of Criminology, Belgium;   Stephen Meigham, Victims Support Europe & Chair of Victim Support Scotland;  Claire Loftus, Director of Prosecutions;  Maria McDonald, BL; and  Chief Superintendent Anne‑Marie McMahon, Director of Training, Garda College

Conference Workshop Presenters include Dr Marsha Scott, Scottish Women’s Aid and Dr Eimear Spain, School of Law, University of Limerick;  Cheryl Lamont, (Acting) Director, Probation Board for Northern Ireland and Stephanie Weir, Probation Officer, Probation Board for Northern Ireland;  Stephen Doyle, Founder & Director, Care After Prison;  Dr Gillian Harold, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCC;  Tom O’Malley, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, NUI Galway;  Tara Brown, Volunteer Manager, Ruhama;   Dearbhail Mc Donald, Associate Editor, Legal Editor, The Irish Independent; and Naomi Feely, Senior Policy Officer, Age Action Ireland.