ATDC Info Session: Vulnerable People and Bail
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (AEDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Problem with Vulnerable People and Bail: limits to diversionary options for young people
Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies
What will the session cover?
Academics, policy makers, police and justice professionals agree that efforts should be made to reduce the over-representation of vulnerable people, such as Indigenous Australians, young people and people living with a mental illness, in the criminal justice system. Outside localised initiatives such as therapeutic jurisprudence, bail remains the most current practice that supposedly diverts vulnerable people from incarceration and reoffending. However, scientific knowledge about the management of vulnerable offenders on bail is sketchy. This session will highlight the work that remains to be done to properly ‘picture’ good bail practices in Australia, and the data recently collected in researching the issue.
Who: All frontline workers in the health & community sectors
When: Wednesday 20th March 2013, 2pm – 3.30pm (includes tea and coffee)
Where: Phillip Smith Centre, The Retreat, 2 Edward Street, Glebe
Cost: Free, registrations are essential, only 30 places available.
When & Where
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council (Tas) Inc
Who We Are And What We Do
The ATDC is the peak body representing the interests of the community service organisations that provide services to people with substance misuse issues in Tasmania. The ATDC has a key role in advocating for adequate resources for the delivery of evidence-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug initiatives. In this regard, the ATDC represents the interests of a broad range of service providers and individuals concerned with prevention, early intervention, treatment and supply reduction and research.
A Tasmanian community in which health and well-being are promoted and alcohol, tobacco and other drug harm is prevented or substantially reduced.
To provide leadership, strengthen the capacity of, and promote the interests of non-government, not-for-profit organisations to affect positive outcomes for all people affected by the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and/or other drugs.