Conference on Alternatives to Prison: Pushing for Policy Change, May 1st 2009
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Conference on Alternatives to Prison: Pushing for Policy Change

NUI Galway - May 1st 2009

The MA in Public Advocacy & Activism at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media is co-hosting with The Irish Centre for Human Rights a conference on the current prison system and alternatives to prison which will take place in NUI Galway on May 1st, 2009.

Download final programme.

Opening Address: Michael D.Higgins

Speakers
 Dr. Paul O'Mahony, Trinity College Dublin
 Liam Herrick, Irish Penal Reform Trust
 Dr.Ursula Kilkelly, University College Cork
 Peter McVerry, SJ, Peter McVerry Trust
 Diarmuid Griffin, NUI Galway
 Charlie Flanagan, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Justice, Equality & Law Reform
 Brian Purcell, Director General of the Prison Services

  Topics  
 The issue of Drugs and lack of Rehabilition
 Alternatives to Incarceration
 Juvenile Justice
 Restorative Justice Initiatives

The conference will run from 12.30 17.30 on Friday May 1st, in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway.

CPD POINTS AVAILABLE

There is no conference fee, however places must be booked by emailing Andrea Breslin, indicating name and organisation/affiliation:
andrea.breslin@nuigalway.ie