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March 2009

Tuesday 3rd

International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

Vienna, Austria
2-3rd March 2009
3rd Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy

This conference will take place at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, 2-3 March 2009. It will discuss research issues of relevance to policy discussions at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on more

Tuesday 17th

Violence Risk Training Workshops

The Royal Society, Edinburgh
The March 2009 series of workshops includes two, one day courses. First, is the Risk Assessment and Management of Sexual Violence (B-Safer/SARA) and second is the Risk Assessment and Management of Stalking Behaviour (SAM) more

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Wednesday 18th

SACRO Annual Conference

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, Scotland
"Repairing the Harm - How restorative practices can benefit victims and communities while addressing the harm caused by offenders"

The conference will explore the various applications of restorative practices and mediation and their benefits for victims, our communities and society in contemporary Scotland.

The conference will focus on:
- Identifying best practice in the provision of restorative practices
- Exploring the difference between mediation and restorative practice
- Highlighting the benefits of restorative practices to those harmed by offending
- Considering the need for a change in how we meet victims” needs and deal with
the consequences of offending
- The role of Restorative Practices in combating recidivism.

The conference will be chaired by The Rt Hon., The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk KT and speakers will include Frank Mulholland QC, Solicitor General for Scotland, Ivo Aertsen, Professor at K.U. Lueven Institute of Criminology and Susan Gallagher, Director of Development, Victim Support Scotland.

Wednesday 25th

European Institute of Social Services (EISS)

Krakow, Poland
25 -27th March 2009
1st Conference of the Connections Project "Joining the Dots: Criminal justice, treatment and harm reduction"

The first European conference of the CONNECTIONS project, “Integrated responses to drugs and infections across European criminal justice systems”, will facilitate the introduction and promotion – at national and European level – of more effective, comprehensive, evidence-based policies and services to respond to drugs and related infections in European prisons and within the wider context of the criminal justice system.

There will be presentations by international experts, including; Lord David Ramsbotham, Dr Kate Dolan, Professor Dwayne Simpson and Professor Krzysztof Krajewski.

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Tuesday 31st

African Regional Conference

Nicon Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
African Regional Conference on Prisons and Correctional Services
March 31 - 1st April 2009
Promoting Community Safety through Corrections

Organised by:

Nigerian Prison Service
International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA)
United Nations Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
African Correctional Services Association (ACSA)
Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA)

with the support of:

The Federal Government of Nigeria
Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)