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10th International Criminal Justice Conference

The 10th International Criminal Justice Conference will take place from Tuesday 22 November to Thursday 24 November at The Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne. Forensicare are proud to partner with Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) and the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology to present the conference. The 2022 conference theme is ‘Global Uncertainty. Building Safer and Resilient Communities’. As communities agitate for social reform and disruption on social and health issues such as mental [...]

Learn how to identify and manage compassion fatigue

We’ve been through a lot over the past two years. Although we are likely relieved at some of the return to ‘normality’ that we’ve experienced this year, many of us are noticing that there’s still a haze of fatigue hanging over us. Perhaps the level of emotional capacity that we used to have just hasn’t returned. We’ve also heard people comment on their experience of a dulled response to troubling news, such as the floods in QLD/NSW, the war [...]

Approaching 2022 with all that’s come before

Well, it’s been an interesting start to the year! The new year is often a time of excitement and (dare we say!) hope for the year ahead. But unfortunately, 2022 started much the same way (worse?!) than we ended 2021. Many of us, even those who were able to take a break, are feeling worn out, tired, overworked, and trying to figure out what comes next. As we head into 2022, we want to dedicate this first issue of the Ascent [...]

CFBS-Forensicare Annual Research Report 2020-2021

The CFBS-Forensicare Annual Research Report 2020-2021 is now available. The Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) is a partnership between Forensicare and Swinburne University of Technology and is Australasia’s leading centre for excellence in the areas of forensic mental health and forensic behavioural science research, teaching and practice development. Highlights from the report include: a record 86 academic outputs including 57 peer reviewed articles (plus 13 more in press), two books and six book chapters (eight in press)21 industry research reports and service evaluationsmore than 2,200 citations in scholarly [...]

Annual Report 2020-21

The Forensicare Annual Report 2020-21 was recently tabled in Victorian Parliament. The annual report provides an overview of the financial, operational and strategic outcomes at Forensicare during the 2020-21 financial year. During another period overwhelmingly affected by COVID-19, where we experienced our longest lockdown, ongoing restrictions and considerable uncertainty, it is striking to see what has been achieved. To note: Our Strategic Plan 2021-26 was developed and finalised after extensive consultation with staff, executive, the board, as well as consumers, [...]

Announcing our Strategic Plan 2021-26

Forensicare is proud to announce the launch of our Strategic Plan 2021-26. The next five years will be a period of exciting growth and development at Forensicare, and the Strategic Plan 2021-26 clearly details our purpose, vision, objectives and priorities, outlining a roadmap for how we move forward as an organisation. Watch the video to learn more about our Strategic Plan 2021-26. The Strategic Plan 2021-26 is the result of hard work by many people. We consulted widely with staff, executive, [...]

Australiasian Forensic Occupational Therapy Forum 2021

On World Occupational Therapy Day, Forensicare’s occupational therapy team are supporting the facilitation of a free online forensic occupational therapy forum. With the theme of “Transitions”, the forum will explore the role occupational therapists play in supporting consumers to transition to less restrictive environments.