National Victims of Crime Conference 2017

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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.

Abstract Submissions

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

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Grey St and Russell St, South Brisbane 4101
Start Date: 
Wednesday, 6th September 2017
End Date: 
Thursday, 7th September 2017