Beyond Punishment Seminar Series 2019: Aboriginal Women in the Criminal Justice Network

23 May 2019



Beyond Punishment Seminar Series 2019: Sydney Institute of Criminology and Corrective Services NSW

Aboriginal Women in the Criminal Justice Network

Aboriginal women in the criminal justice system face distinctive problems. This seminar will focus on strategies that aim to address the rising rates of incarceration of Aboriginal women, and to assist Aboriginal women prisoners to achieve reintegration into the community upon their release from custody.

Panelists will include:

Dr Jane Walker specializes in mixed methods, interdisciplinary research that influences policy and practice. Jane has almost twenty years' experience in research and related roles in academic and government settings. Her areas of specialty are women's and children's health, and criminology;

Ms Kelly-Anne Stewart, who is the Principal Advisor on Women Offenders at Corrective Services NSW;

Ms Louise Lynch, who is Principal Manager of the Aboriginal and Strategy Policy Unit at Corrective Services NSW;

Ms Vickie Roach, a Yuin woman and former prisoner, who is an advocate for prisoners' rights and, in 2007, in the High Court case of Roach v Electoral Commissioner, successfully challenged on constitutional grounds Howard government legislation that purported to prevent all Australian prisoners from voting in Federal elections; and

Ms Gail Gray and Kelly Parker of Community Restorative Centre, who will be discussing the Miranda Project, which provides support to women with complex needs who are at risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system.

Chair: Dr Megan Williams, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Indigenous Health Discipline at UTS's Graduate School of Health. Dr Williams' research focusses on improving the health and wellbeing of people in the criminal justice system and on their release from custody.

CPD Points: 1.5


This event is sponsored by the Sydney Institute of Criminology at Sydney Law School and Corrective Services NSW.


Time: 6-7.30PM

Location: Sydney Law School, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: Complimentary, however registration is essential.

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 002b3145531731570e0a2537485c094e4d053c1104665711