The Reintegration Puzzle: Smarter Justice, Safer Communities


On behalf of Deakin University, Just Tas and the conference organising committee welcome to the 14th Reintegration Puzzle Conference to be held in Hobart Tasmania, 20th – 22nd June 2018. The theme for the conference is “Smarter Justice, Safer Communities”. 

This year the conference will focus on identifying the elements of a “smart” justice system, one that works to build capacity of justice involved individuals to lead good lives and makes the community feel safe. With the current prison system at capacity, how can we influence policy and practice at the state and federal level so that fewer people are caught in the revolving door of prison?

The role people with lived experience of prison can play in changing systems will also be explored once again.

This year’s conference has been timed to allow delegates to enjoy all that the annual Dark Mofo festival has to offer.

About the Conference

Now in its fourteenth year, the Reintegration Puzzle Conference brings together individuals and organisations working to assist people to successfully reintegrate into the community after prison.

The conference has a mix of keynote and workshop style presentations covering a broad range of topics related to reintegration after prison. Topics include innovative practice, supporting First Nations people, the impact of disadvantage, supporting families and children, throughcare, the role of peers and those with lived experience, housing and homelessness, employment and addiction.

We expect over 200 delegates to attend the conference from all over Australia and overseas. Delegates from the community sector , advocates, policy makers, corrections staff and researchers contribute to the conference.