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2016 Victims and Justice National Conference

Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 August
Melbourne Cricket Ground

What does justice mean for victims of crime in the 21st century?

Featuring internationally renowned keynote speaker, Professor Jo-Anne Wemmers from the University of Montreal (Canada), together with leading Australian academics and practitioners, this conference explored what about justice matters to victims in the 21st century, and how to get there.

Keynote Presentations 

The Honourable Justice Coate,
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Justice for survivors of child sexual abuse: Insights from the Royal Commission

Professor Jo-Anne Wemmers,
Université de Montréal

Victim participation and justice

Professor Kathleen Daly,
Griffith University

Redressing wrongs: Whether, how, and why money matters to victims

Greg Davies, 
Victims of Crime Commissioner of Victoria

How victims can influence legislation and policy

Nur Izyan Binte Ismail,
Singapore Police Force

Singapore Police Force: Boosting victim management capabilities

Gaëlle Carayon, 
REDRESS

Incorporating victims’ rights in the criminal process: Perspectives from the prosecution of international crimes

Dr Robyn Holder,
Griffith University

Sequencing justice: How women think about restorative and retributive justice after violence

Dr David Plater
South Australian Law Reform Institute

Modern prosecutors and victims: Natural partners or irreconcilable differences?

 

Where available, keynote presentations are available for download.

 

Concurrent Sessions

Models of support for victims: One size does not fit all

Chris Law

Contact Service Delivery Manager, Victim Support New Zealand

Caroline Steel

The Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Andrea Bayliss

Manager, Eastern Victims Assistance Program

Where available, presentations from this session are available for download.

 

Incorporating victims’ rights and needs in the criminal justice system: Challenges and responses

Dr Robyn Holder

Griffith University

Melissa Griffiths

Churchill Fellow 2014

Kim McGregor

Chief Victims Advisor, New Zealand

Where available, presentations from this session are available for download.

 

Innovative justice: New ways of delivering justice

Elena Campbell

Manager Policy and Research, Centre for Innovative Justice

Nicola Doumany 

Director Victim Assist Queensland

Polly O’Brien

Manager Criminal Resolution Services, Ministry of Justice New Zealand

Where available, presentations from this session are available for download.

 

Vulnerable victims: Working towards an accessible and inclusive criminal justice system

Trevor Carroll

Executive Officer, Disability Justice Advocacy

Terese Henning

Director Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

Dr Nanette Rogers S.C.

Crown Prosecutor, Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions

Where available, presentations from this session are available for download.

 

See the full program

See all presentation abstracts and speaker biographies in the conference program.