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SYMPOSIUM | Reintegration: Throughcare to What? Reducing Crime and Safer Communities



Start Date

28th Nov 2016 10:00am

End Date

28th Nov 2016 4:00pm

Presented by the Salvation Army, the Australian Red Cross, the University of Tasmania and JusTas.

Registrations: Commence at 9:30am

Venue: University of Tasmania - Sandy Bay Campus (Arts Lecture Theatre)

Cost: $25.00 ($15.00 - students) - lunch and afternoon tea provided

Please complete registration by Thursday 24th November 2016.

For further information, please contact Don McCrae on 6278 2817 or go to the JusTas website.

Event Flyer (PDF 628KB)

Breakout Sessions

  • Throughcare - Housing - Services
  • Restorative Justice
  • Justice Reinvestment

Key Note Speakers

Claire Seppings

Claire graduated for Monash University in 1984 as a social worker and began her career with the Department of Social Security (now Centrelink). Claire has had a wealth of experience in development and implementation of innovative programmes across the corrections and justice sector that have seen many positive outcomes for people. In 2015 Claire received a Churchill Fellowship to study returned citizens and their role in providing peer support for people exiting prison.

Norm Reed

Norm is the Pastor at the Christian Family Centre in Hobart. Located adjacent to Risdon Prison, Norm's work involves supporting families of prisoners with a particular focus on their children. The Christian Family Centre have introduced a video visit programme to assist with connecting inmates and their families and operate a supported homework programme where inmates assist their children. In 2014 Norm received a Churchill Fellowship to study the role of prison based Family Support Workers.

Greg Barns

Greg is a barrister, activist, commentator and spokesperson for the Prison Action and Reform Group and the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Greg has worked as a political advisor to a number of senior individuals, including New South Wales premier Nick Greiner, Victorian opposition leader Alan Brown, Tasmanian premier Ray Groom and served as Chief of Staff to Federal Finance Minister John Fahey. Greg is a champion for social justice and continues to be a prolific writer and advocate.

Joe Graffam

Professor Joe Graffam is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Training) of Deakin University. Prior to this, Joe was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Joe is also Professor and Chair in Psychology. He has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. Joe held early career positions as a researcher in the Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, UCLA.