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The Ship Inn Function Centre

Griffith University South Bank Campus

Corner of Stanley and Sidon Streets

South Bank, Queensland 4101

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Young offenders are increasingly under the public spotlight. Considerable media attention is focused on juvenile crime and the perceived frequency with which young offenders seem to reoffend and return to court.

But with recent revelations about the treatment of some young people in detention centres, many members of the community, as well as politicians and policy makers, are wondering whether detention is the right response.

Presented in conjunction with Griffith University, our third Sentencing Seminar Series provides an opportunity to hear an expert panel, and a group of young people, discuss the life trajectory of a fictitious young person who has been involved with the criminal justice system from a young age.

We will run the hypothetical following the journey of Jake — a young man with a troubled past — from birth to his emergence as a juvenile offender.

What has happened in Jake’s life to lead him to where he is today, and what could have been done differently to help him make better life choices?

What: What happened with Jake? Understanding why young people offend — can we build better responses?

When: Tuesday 26 September 2017, registrations 4.30pm, seminar from 5 pm, followed by refreshments and networking. Cash bar available.

Where: The Ship Inn Function Centre - Griffith University South Bank Campus, Corner of Stanley and Sidon Streets, South Bank Q 4101. Unable to attend in person? Join us via live webstream.

Cost: Free

Panel members

* David Mackie – Director General, Department of Justice and Attorney-General

* Professor Paul Mazerolle – Pro Vice Chancellor of Arts, Education and Law, Griffith University

* Leanne O’Shea – Deputy Chief Magistrate, Brisbane Childrens Court

* Cheryl Leavy – Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission

* Dr Jim Watterston – Director General, Department of Education and Training

* Dr Stephen Stathis – Medical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Children’s Health Queensland

* Cheryl Scanlon – Detective Superintendent, Operations Commander, Child Safety and Sexual Crime Group, Queensland Police Service

More panel members to be confirmed.

Lawyers who attend this, or any of the other events in the Sentencing Seminar Series, for immediate or long-term educational purposes are able to claim one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) unit for each hour of attendance.

Registrations are strictly limited.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council at media@sentencing council.qld.gov.au or call 3224 7370.

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