Speech on Suicide, self harm and the new ACT Prison

poptop 27 November 2008

Tuesday 2nd December 12.30 – 1:30 pm
ACT Legislative Assembly, Reception Room
Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City

Community Coalition on Corrections & VYNE @ OzHelp

Suicide and Self-harm & the new ACT prison

Speaker: Professor James Ogloff,
Professor of Clinical Forensic Psychology and Director of the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Monash University and Director of Psychological Services, Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health, Thomas Embling Hospital

Introduced by Mary Porter AM MLA, ACT Legislative Assembly

    “the rates of suicide and self-harm are higher among prison populations than in the wider community” (Official Communication Plan, Alexander Maconochie Centre Project)

    “The ACT has a duty of care to protect prisoners at risk, particularly from self-harm” (Chief Minister)

Coalition forums encourage discussion so come with questions to put to the panel after Prof. Ogloff’s presentation.

Light refreshments provided.

For more information on this forum contact:

Irmgard Reid (02) 6251 4166
Bill Bush (02) 6257 1786

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