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The 2012 International Conference on Special Needs Offenders


Turning Vision into Action

for youth and women offenders


August 26-28, 2012

The Westin Hotel, Ottawa

Ottawa -Ontario - Canada


Call for Papers: 2012 Conference


The International Institute on Special Needs Offenders identifies areas of focus for each conference, and for the 2012 conference the focus will be on youth and women offenders with mental health and/or developmental disabilities who are in conflict with the law. Research has indicated that the incident of mental health disorders for both women and youth offenders is high and they frequently overlap with their needs in the social services and for youth in the education systems.

We are inviting written submissions for concurrent session presentations for the 2012 International Conference on Special Needs Offenders from interested parties who wish to share their evidence-based best practices for youth and women special needs offenders at our conference. The Institute is seeking presentations that reflect our diverse communities and countries and also embrace socio-cultural concerns for special needs offenders.  Please note presentations that reflect our diverse communities and countries, including Aboriginal specific presentations, will be integrated across the eight concurrent session streams. We are interested in receiving submissions in the following areas:


  1. high risk/high need youth and women

  2. programs for youth, particularly those aimed at keeping youth out of the justice system and/or provide community re-integration

  3. programs specially developed for women that address their unique needs

  4. mental health programs for both youth and women involved in the criminal justice system

  5. programs that focus on diversion from the justice system and provide integrated community supervision and mental health/social services

  6. concurrent disorders, dual diagnosis and FASD

  7. victims of crime

  8. research/evaluation of institutional and community programs - specifically those that promote integrated  justice, mental health and social services

  9. unique examples of collaboration across the justice, mental health and social services system

  10. cultural diversity


Abstract Submissions for Concurrent Session Presentations:


If you are interested in submitting an abstract you must include the following:


  1. Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words and should include the presentation title

  2. A 50 word author(s) biography, together with contact details including full name, job title, organization, full address, telephone, fax and/or e-mail address

  3. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 31, 2012.  Acceptance of abstracts will be confirmed with the author(s) by e-mail no later than April 30, 2012.


If your abstract is selected for inclusion in the 2012 conference program, please make note of the following:

  1. The exact date of your presentation will be determined based on program design

  2. All concurrent session presenters will pay a reduced conference fee of CAD$255 +HST

  3. Concurrent session presenters are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses



Click here to access the online 2012 Conference Abstract Submission form



If you have any questions or for more information on how you can submit your abstract for consideration, contact Erica Townson with Town Events Management at info@towneventsmanagement.com or call (416) 694-9713, X 223