Pre-Conference Workshop


Date: Wednesday 26th June, 9.30am – 12.00 noon

Venue: 3rd Floor Conference Room, Department of Attorney General and Justice, Heritage Building, 6 Knuckey Street, Darwin

Cost: $100.00

Women’s use of interpersonal violence

In this workshop Jill Faulkner will present the learnings from a pilot program addressing women’s use of interpersonal violence both in prison and in community. The workshop will be interactive exploring both the theoretical understandings of women’s use of violence, a critique of the geminist gendered approach to addressing voilence, and the possibilities and limitations of a trauma informed approach. The evaluation methodology will be critiqued along withe the implicaitons for how these programs are funded.

Presenter: Jill Faulkner

Jill has worked for over 30 years in contexts where people’s lives have been shaped by colonialization, white supremacy, and the production of oppression through race, class and gender. Her work has been on unceded Aboriginal lands across the Pilbara, Alice Springs and NT communities and in Melbourne. A practitioner, community worker, supervisor, trainer and researcher she is committed to disrupting the dominance of power in the lives of individuals, families and communities to support wellbeing. Jill currently works in Queerspace Drummond Street Services in Melbourne as a counsellor, supervisor and Practice Lead around the development of family violence frameworks for queer communities and coordinates the pilot projects for all women and trans and gender diverse peoples who have used interpersonal violence in both the women’s prison and in communities.


Darwin Correctional Centre Visit 

Date: Wednesday 26th June, 7.45am – 11.30am

Cost: $50.00 for transport

This year the conference is offering the opportunity to visit the Darwin Correctional Centre to learn about the regintegration focussed programs provided. The visit is capped at 15 delegates.

The bus will depart from the Darwin Convention Centre at 7.45am sharp and return at 11.30am.

Delegates will be required to provide personal information and identification in order to enter the facilities and security checks will be undertaken.