Australasian Corrections Education Association (ACEA) provides a forum for educators working in adult and youth corrections facilities to exchange ideas and insights into effective education and training programs and services for those in custody.

ACEA is delighted to work with the University of Southern Queensland to share the wealth of knowledge and experience from practitioners, policymakers and corrections education management across the world with you.

I look forward to receiving reflections on your learning from each of these webinars.

Dr Helen Farley


Australasian Corrections Education Association

July 2023

Effective Responses To Youth Gangs In Youth Detention Centres

Kate Bjur has travelled around the world visiting youth detention centres, prisons and other secure settings for young people, as part of a Churchill Fellowship project. She has investigated effective responses to youth gangs and models of secure care that have been shown to reduce recidivism. Kate has worked with young people for over 25 years in youth detention, restorative justice, family work, policy and advocacy roles in government and the non-government sector. Kate is Assistant Director at the West Moreton Youth Detention Centre in Wacol, leading a multi-disciplinary team that includes casework, psychology, programs, restorative practice, cultural support, court, visits and intelligence teams. Kate’s presentation focusses on youth gangs – preventing gang involvement, managing young people in gangs while in youth detention, and supporting young people to exit from gangs. Kate also speaks about models of youth detention that have been proven to reduce reoffending.

May 2023

Songbirds – Ballads Behind Bars: My 28-year sentence
Murray Cook

May 2022

Pedagogies of Desistance 2022
Dr Fiona McGregor

April 2021

Wider Benefits of Education
Dr Helen Farley

October 2021

September 2021

Career Education – It Can Be One of the Keys
Sarah Mitchell

Inside Out Prison Exchange Program and Think Tanks: Transformation, change and empowerment.
Dr Marietta Martinovic

August 2021

Signalling Desistance Dr Suzanne Reich

July 2021

ACEA Webinar Green on Green Peer Tutor Training presented by the Education Officers from Wolston Correctional Centre @ the University of Southern Queensland. Contact details are on the slides.

June 2021
Supporting Neuro Diverse Learners ACEA Webinar Dr. Farley

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Powerpoint Presentation available here