Knowledge translation and training

Past conferences

Common Ground: Crime Prevention Research that Works

  • May 31 - June 1, 2018 in Saint John, New Brunswick with a pre-conference session May 30
  • Diverse topics of focus, including justice-involved youth, persistent offending, offender rehabilitation and management, mental health, addictions and policing. Several talks with also provide informative perspectives on Indigenous perspectives on the justice system.

Atlantic Criminal Justice & Professional Practice Conference

  • May 5-6, 2016 in Saint John, New Brunswick
  • This was a regional conference that brought knowledge users and researchers together in Atlantic Canada to discuss ongoing research related to criminal justice practice and innovation on practices informed by research.

Thank you to all those who joined us for two days in beautiful Saint John, New Brunswick to share insights and innovations in science and practice related to best practices in criminal justice-related topics relevant to Atlantic Canada and beyond. We had a great selection of talks submitted to our conference.

Public talks

Dr. Rod Lindsay from Queen's University presented a free public lecture on the latest science in best practices for eyewitness identification procedures.

Mr. Randal Fletcher, Social Worker, Prince Edward Island shared his knowledge regarding tips for parents and teens on internet safety.


Understanding the Nuances of Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Youth: a 1/2 day workshop that provides information about the social information processing model perspective of aggression and how this information can use used to better understand aggressive youth and intervene to reduce their aggression. Presenter: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CCJS Director.

Engaging Difficult Adolescents: a 1/2 day workshop focused on skills and strategies for engaging defiant/oppositional, low prosocial, and silent youth in forensic intervention. Presenter: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CCJS Director.

Forensic Risk Assessment with Justice-Involved Adults with Mental Health Issues: A full-day workshop that provides a framework for integrated best practices for offender risk assessment and mental health recovery focused agendas for adults in conflict with the law and who also have mental health difficulties. Presenter: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CCJS Director.

Youth-Focused Clinical Forensic Practice: A two-day workshop on the integration of the Risk, Need, Responsivity and mental health recovery for professionals working with justice-involved youth. Presenters: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CCJS Director.

Forensic Assessment Primer The "Ins" and "Outs" of Forensic Assessment for youth and adults. Presenters: Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CCJS Director, and Dr. Fred Schmidt, Psychologist with the Children's Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Sex Offenders Online: A Workshop for Professionals on assessing and intervening with individuals who engage in internet-based sexual offending behaviour. Presenter: Mr. Randall Fletcher, a sexual offending behaviour expert with the Attorney General's Office of Prince Edward Island.

For information contact Dr. Mary Ann Campbell.