Webinar: LGBT+ People in Prisons: Research and Practice - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Webinar: LGBT+ People in Prisons: Research and Practice

What are best practice responses for LGBT+ people in prisons? This webinar draws on Australian research of self-harm and suicide risks among incarcerated lesbian, gay and bisexual people, alongside new policy work in Tasmania to support trans and gender diverse prisoners.

Kristy Bourne (she/her) is the Deputy Secretary – Justice and Reform, within the Tasmanian Department of Justice. A former practicing lawyer, Ms Bourne is recognised as an effective, values-based leader with a passion for the Justice and Corrections sectors and a broad operational knowledge. Her career includes experience with Victorian firm Freehills and the Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, as well as the Chief of Staff to Tasmanian Attorney-General, the late Honourable Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC.
Elliott Hayter (he/him) is the Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Tasmanian Department of Justice. Elliott is described as a strategic, tactical and hands on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader with experience working for and with start up to global and government organisations. Elliott is an advocate for human centred design in policy and programs and is driven by achieving impact. Elliott spent 5 years working as a Correctional Officer within the Tasmania Prison Service.

Dr Katie Hail-Jares (she/her) is a lecturer at the Griffith University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in Brisbane, Australia. She has spent a decade working with people and communities who trade sex, experience homelessness, and navigate incarceration. The findings she is sharing come from her paper "Self-harm and suicide attempts among incarcerated lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Australia," which was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.


November 29, 2023 at 2:00pm - 2:45pm (AEDT)

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