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Making a difference: Responding to need in developing, implementing and evaluating correctional programs

Department of Justice, Level 27, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
05 March 2009 - 06 March 2009

The conference brought together policy makers and practitioners involved with correctional programs and services, as well as researchers, academics and others with an interest in this area. The main aim of the conference was to share current knowledge and directions in correctional programming. There was a strong emphasis on evidence based outcomes of correctional programs and improving reintegration/re-entry strategies. A key theme of the conference was the rehabilitative needs of Indigenous offenders, with a focus on developing programs, services and evaluating methodologies that incorporate content and techniques specific to the needs of Indigenous offenders. There was also a key theme with similar parameters for young adult offenders.

This two day conference, hosted by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Victorian Department of Justice, included keynote speakers, panel sessions and concurrent sessions in which abstract papers were presented.

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