The Reintegration Puzzle: Identity and Culture After Prison

On behalf of Deakin University and the conference organising committee welcome to the 15th Reintegration Puzzle Conference to be held in Darwin, Northern Territory, 26th – 28th June 2019. The theme for the conference is “Identity and Culture after Prison”. 

This year the conference will focus on the role identity and culture play in reintegration after prison. The way that society views people who have been imprisoned impacts on the opportunities they’re offered and the barriers they face. How can services and supports work effectively with people who experience stigma and discrimination so that they can build lives away from prison? How does culture impact on people’s experience of leaving prison?

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

A range of networking and learning events will be available to delegates.

June is a beautiful time to visit the Northern Territory and we encourage you to take some extra time to explore Darwin and its surrounds.

The 15th Reintegration Puzzle Conference will be held in the Darwin Convention Centre – Darwin, Northern Territory on 26–28 June 2019.

The conference will start at 1.00pm Wednesday and conclude at 12.00 noon on Friday

Keynote Speakers

About the Conference

Now in its fifteenth 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.