The organising committee invites submissions from organisations and individuals that are related to the theme “Changing Systems From The Inside Out”.

This year’s theme will explore how systems are created that build the capacity of people to live a good life outside of prison. How can the insights of service users help to build supportive programs and services that are holistic and tailored to individual needs?


Sessions will include paper presentations (15 or 30 minutes), panels and workshops.

We are particularly interested in the following themes:

– Housing first approaches

– Peer mentoring and the role peers can play in changing systems

– Throughcare programs and individualised support

– Supporting families and communities

– Employment supports that provide meaningful work outcomes

– Service coordination and linkages

– Diversion programs

– Holistic service provision

Submitted abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Key Dates

The closing date for the submission of abstracts is Friday 2nd March 2018

Notification of papers accepted will take place by Friday 23rd March 2018


Oral presentations will be 15 or 30 minutes duration including 5 minutes question time.

Poster presentations are welcome at the conference. The poster should be a visual presentation of your submitted abstract.