BEYOND PUNISHMENT: Muslim experiences of the NSW correctional system

17 June 2014

This event is FULLY BOOKED. Please email to be placed on the waiting list.


About the Forum
Muslim offenders and ex-offenders face a range of challenges both inside and outside the correctional environment. This forum provides an important opportunity to discuss the challenges they face and issues confronting family members and communities. Topics to be discussed at the forum will include: Muslim inmate experiences, observing faith while in custody, radicalisation and in-prison conversions, and ways to optimise post release outcomes for offenders and their families.

Drawing on a diverse range of voices from academic, correctionaland community organisations, the forum aims to generate discussion about issues and challenges faced in prevention, diversion, custodial and post-release phases, and how best to improve justice outcomes and achieve lasting solutions for Muslim offenders, ex-offenders, their families and their communities, to the benefit of all Australians.

Speakers and Panel Members include:
Maha Abdo OAM, Executive Officer, United Muslim Women Association
Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, Australian National Imams Council, founder of United Muslims of Australia
Rosemary Caruana, Assistant Commissioner Community Corrections, Corrective Services NSW
Ola El Hassan, social worker and community activist
Associate Professor Salim Farrar, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
Luke Grant, Assistant Commissioner Strategic Policy and Planning, Corrective Services NSW
Dr Ghena Krayem, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
Dr Anne Marie Martin, Assistant Commissioner Offender Management and Policy, Corrective Services NSW
Dr Gabriele Marranci, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University
Reverend Rod Moore, Coordinator Chaplaincy Services, Corrective Services NSW
Dr Asmi Wood, Senior Research Fellow, National Centre for Indigenous Studies

This event is part of the 2013-2014 Beyond Punishment seminar series sponsored by Corrective Services NSW.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this event is equal to 6 MCLE/CPD units.

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (registration from 8.30am)

Location: Law Foyer, Level 2, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, however registration is essential

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 05340f4f3d0133450d301a373c333e4e1c6422532f485130