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July 2015

Monday 6th

ACHCPS Conference - Corrections in 2015: A Caribbean Perspec

British Colonial Hilton - Nassau, Bahamas

The Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison services (ACHCPS) with hold it's Conference - “Corrections in 2015: A Caribbean Perspective” at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas on the 6-9 July 2015.

More information to follow so stay tuned!

Sunday 12th

Tuesday 14th

American Probation and Parole Association

Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles, California USA
Second World Congress on Community Corrections

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2nd World Congress on Community Corrections

Los Angeles, CA USA
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) would like to share some information regarding the upcoming “Second World Congress on Community Corrections.”

The event is co-hosted by the APPA and the ICCA. The 2nd World Congress on Community Corrections is to be held on July 14-16, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

This prestigious event was first introduced in London in 2013, and is being held every other year. The purpose of the conference is to bring together community corrections leadership professionals from all corners of the world to share effective practices, promising initiatives and challenges faced in providing services to those being supervised by justice systems.

The World Congress is by invitation only and will be limited to key representatives from public and private community corrections organizations - probation, parole, pretrial, community corrections programs - from around the world. Attendance will be limited to 250 participants from North America and 250 from other countries.

Click here if you would like to attend the 2nd World Congress

Congress planners have a strong desire to be as inclusive as possible. To maximize learning opportunities for all participants, the Program Committee reserves the right to select attendees to be as globally representative as possible.

Furthermore, please note the Individuals who are invited to the World Congress are also invited to attend the 40th Annual Training Institute of the American Probation and Parole Association on July 12-15, 2015 at a discounted rate. The cost associated to attend one or both events are as follows:

* World Congress Registration Fee - $400
* World Congress/APPA Conference Combo Registration Fee - $590 for APPA members or $650 for non-members.

APPA and ICCA look forward to meeting you in person. We are confident that is going to be an internationally event you will not want to miss.

Thursday 23rd

Misty Hills Country Hotel, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The University of South Africa, College of Law, in partnership with the School of Strategic Communication (University of Johannesburg), the Helen Beder School of Social Welfare in the USA and Matla a Bana (an NGO working in the field of child protection), is delighted to announce the conference themed 26th Year Celebration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was conceived on the 20th of November 1989, and ratified by South Africa in June 1995. When it was adopted in 1989, this highly consented international treaty aimed to completely acknowledge the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of all children in the world. It is as a result of this treaty that most legislation on both the international and national
fronts makes specific stipulations for the voice of the child to be heard.

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the UNCRC. It is therefore essential that a reflection is had on the strides made on the global front in observing, protecting and promoting the rights of the child. In this regard, an assessment of the progress made specifically in the South African constitutional democracy, should be located in this international context.

As a way of celebrating the achievements of the UNCRC, the University of South Africa,
College of Law, is hosting a two-day conference which is premised on a Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinary (MIT) approach to enable a comprehensive reflection on the 26 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Keynote addresses will be delivered by different reputable speakers who are experts in the area of ‘the rights of the child’. There will be parallel sessions with papers presented on topics dealing with children’s rights, the child as victim of crime, children and youth as perpetrators of crime, and communication challenges for enforcing children’s rights.

The University of South Africa, College of Law therefore invites all experts in children’s rights, scholars from various disciplines, legal practitioners, policymakers, researchers and other professionals to deliver papers at the conference to be held at Misty Hills Country
Hotel, Johannesburg, Gauteng from 23 - 24 July 2015. In this regard, a call is made for submission of abstracts in line with the following sub-themes:

1 - Children's Rights
2 - The Child as Victim of Crime
3 - Children and Youth as Perpetrators of Crime
4 - Communication Challenges for Enforcing
Children’s Rights

Conference fee: R250

The following aspects should be considered in respect of the abstracts:

• Maximum 500 words
• Font and size: Times New Roman, 11pt
• Deadline for submission: 17 April 2015
• All abstracts should include the theme that the submission addresses

Abstracts should be sent to:

General enquiries should be directed to:
Innocentia Ngobeni

Tel: 012 433 9438