National Victims of Crime Conference 2017
The 2017 National Victims of Crime Conference: - Victims' Voices – Reform, Innovation and Action will be co-hosted by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (coordinated by Victim Assist Queensland), and the Griffith Criminology Institute.
The Conference will be themed around exploring effective ways of giving victims and survivors a voice in addressing their diverse needs and how their experiences are influencing and reforming innovative service and policy responses.
Submissions of abstracts across a range of thematic areas are being invited, including:
1. Justice responses to victimisation and giving people voice;
- Restorative justice
- Specialist Courts
- Youth Justice reforms
- Victim Impact Statements
- Procedural justice and victims’ rights
- Community expectations
2. Effective responses to the needs of victims and survivors of sexual assault and their experience of justice;
- Victims of historical sexual abuse, including institutional abuse
- Influence and voice of victims and survivors in child protection reforms
3. Meeting the needs of victims of domestic and family violence;
- Client centric responses in a complex service system
- How victims are reforming and influencing policies and processes
4. Building the evidence base - what is working and what is not?
- What are victims and survivors telling us?
5. Responding to victimisation in geographically or culturally diverse populations;
- Partnering with regional and remote communities
- Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities
- Effective use of interpreters
6. Justice responses in the digital age;
- Victims and the media
- Innovative digital responses
- Victimisation in cyberspace
7. Emerging Voices – Future opportunities;
- Hearing victims who have an intellectual impairment
- Listening to child victims
- Recognising victims of acts of violence by people experiencing mental illness
- Supporting LGBTIQ communities to voice their experiences as victims
- Empowering refugees and victims from other marginalised groups to speak
Abstracts on other topics of interest are also welcome. Abstract submissions close 1 April 2017.
Conference contact: Carrie Zhang