Please join us for our next networking event
Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Adolescent health and criminal justice: How can they co-exist?
Wednesday 6 November, 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm, MCRI
Catalysing Connections for Adolescent Health and Wellbeing aims to bring people together from different disciplines and sectors to discuss the interface between research and policy in adolescent health and wellbeing.
Children and adolescents who come into contact with the youth justice system are distinguished by complex health problems, typically set against a backdrop of trauma and entrenched disadvantage. Youth detention can compound mental health problems but may also provide opportunities to identify and initiate treatment for undiagnosed health problems. The available evidence suggests that long-term health outcomes for justice-involved young people are typically poor.
This Catalysing Connections will involve a panel discussion with thought leaders in criminal justice, adolescent health, human rights law, youth services, and research.
Audience participation will be strongly encouraged.
Canapes and drinks
5.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Panel and audience Q&A
5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Prof Stuart Kinner, Head, Justice Health Group, Centre for Adolescent Health, MCRI and University of Melbourne
Ruth Barson, Legal Director, Human Rights Law Centre
Liana Buchanan, Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People
Andrew Bruun, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)
Dr Mick Creati, Senior Fellow, Royal Australian College of Physicians
Moderated by Elise Worthington, Investigative Reporter ABC TV
7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Synapse café / Cox and Walford Rooms
Level 5, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
50 Flemington Road, Parkville, Victoria 3052
This event is supported by the Geoff and Helen Handbury Family Trust