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How can we work better together?

This conference offers access to a wide-range of experts working with young people in and around the Children's Court. 

With a focus on behavioural change techniques, we will consider how we strengthen our support for young people and their communities. 

Conference attendees will:

  • reflect on the challenging nature of the Court’s work
  • explore the latest developments in research to support young people and children
  • learn new behavioural change techniques to engage with young people

 

 

Location

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Keynote Speaker

Judge Alex Calabrese

Presiding Judge, Red Hook Community Justice Centre, New York

Alex M Calabrese is a judge for the New York City Criminal Court and the presiding judge for the Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC) in New York. The RHCJC is at the centre of a legal revolution: the community justice movement, which emphasises neighbourhood-focused problem solving and rehabilitation over punishment and doing time. Offenders are often sentenced to job training, drug counselling, and community service.

Speakers
Rosalie

Rosie Martin

Rosie is a criminologist, reflective dialogue facilitator and a speech pathologist with 35 years of clinical experience.  She was awarded Tasmanian Australian of the Year in 2017 for her work at Risdon Prison: the Just Sentences literacy project and Just Time parent-child attachment program. She runs a state-wide private speech pathology practice and delivers regular reflective dialogue events and workshops on communication, connection, and their relationship to justice.

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great

Keynote Speaker

Judge Alex Calabrese

Presiding Judge, Red Hook Community Justice Centre, New York

Alex M Calabrese is a judge for the New York City Criminal Court and the presiding judge for the Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC) in New York. The RHCJC is at the centre of a legal revolution: the community justice movement, which emphasises neighbourhood-focused problem solving and rehabilitation over punishment and doing time. Offenders are often sentenced to job training, drug counselling, and community service.

Speakers
Rosalie

Rosie Martin

Rosie is a criminologist, reflective dialogue facilitator and a speech pathologist with 35 years of clinical experience.  She was awarded Tasmanian Australian of the Year in 2017 for her work at Risdon Prison: the Just Sentences literacy project and Just Time parent-child attachment program. She runs a state-wide private speech pathology practice and delivers regular reflective dialogue events and workshops on communication, connection, and their relationship to justice.

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Australia Great