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Cork Alliance Centre: Conference on Desistance from Crime

27th July 2016

“Narrowing the Disconnect – the Ethics of Supporting Desistance from Crime”

September 15th and 16th, 2016

Firkin Crane, Cork City

The Cork Alliance Centre will host a conference on the theme of ‘Narrowing the Disconnect – the Ethics of Supporting Desistance from Crime’ this autumn. This is the second conference hosted by the Cork Alliance Centre and follows on from the 2013 conference ‘The Journey of Desistance’. President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will make the conference keynote address.

Central to the conference is the lived experience of past and present Cork Alliance Centre service users. Together with a new documentary made with the Centre's service users, five people who have accessed the Cork Alliance Centre services will present at the conference.

International speakers include: Allan Weaver, Professor Shadd Maruna and Professor Joanna Shapland. Speakers from Ireland will include Dr Deirdre Healy, Vivian Geiran, Director of the Probation Service and Michael Donnellan, Director General of the Irish Prison Service

To register and for speaker biogs, please visit: www.corkalliancecentre.com/2016-conference-registration

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