Australasian Youth Justice Administrators

AYJC 2013 – “Changing Trajectories of Offending and Reoffending”

In partnership the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) AYJA delivered its first Australasian Youth Justice Conference (AYJC) at the Canberra Convention Centre on 20–22 May 2013.  The theme of the conference was Changing Trajectories of Offending and Reoffending.  More than 250 people attended the conference.  The three day event consisted of a program of keynote speakers, workshops and symposia.

Conference Program

The Keynote presenters were:

  • Professor Mark Halsey, Law School, Flinders University
  • Judge Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge of New Zealand
  • Mr Juan Tauri, Lecturer, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Raymond R Corrado, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr Tracy Westerman, Managing Director, Indigenous Psychological Services
  • Professor Kerry Carrington, Head, School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.

Keynote Speaker Biographies

The conference was highly successful with universally positive feedback.  Some of the evaluation comments included:

“I would love to see this conference become a biannual event.  There is no doubt this is the best youth justice focused conference I have ever attended and I would love for it to become a regular event.  There was a perfect mix of academics, researchers, and practitioners.  Best conference I have attended in some time!”

“There was a good mixture of attendees and papers from policy, practice and academic fields.  This was one of the key strengths of the conference”.

“The Conference was excellent and had fantastic coverage of interesting and thought provoking topics”.

Dr Tracy Westerman and Judge Andrew Becroft presenting at the AYJC 2013. 

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