Undercurrent panel: Accountability, Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe and transformative justice

Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This show features recordings of Lauren Caulfield, Kirra Voller and Anthony Kelly at the Undercurrent Frameworks for Accountability Panel. Undercurrent focuses on education regarding healthy relationships, and transformative justice. You can find and support Undercurrent at www.undercurrentvic.com. You can listen to the entire archived panel here.

"Lauren Caulfield
Lauren is a community organiser whose work focuses on interpersonal and state-based gender violence and community-based responses to violence. She has worked in the area of gendered and intimate partner violence in both community and agency settings for about 15 years, in community accountability responses and violence prevention, refuge and crisis support work and advocacy, and later in training and research. Her research centres on community-based interventions to violence, intersections between interpersonal and state-sanctioned violence (including the violence of the prison industrial complex) and the nexus of racialised and gendered violence. Lauren worked (with a collective of great humans) to establish the Melbourne Transformative Justice Network, and currently works on the Police Accountability Project (Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre) and with the Abolitionist and Transformative Justice Centre.

Lauren will be talking about community-based frameworks for violence prevention, intervention and accountability, with a focus on supporting survivors of family violence and sexual assault.


Kirra Voller – Shut Youth Prisons Mparntwe
Kirra Voller is a proud Wirangu woman and musician. She lives in Mbantua raising her young family, and works advocating for young people and the abolition of youth prisons. She works alongside grandmothers who are traditional owners in central Australia advocating for aboriginal led alternatives to prison.

Kirra will discuss alternatives to incarceration for young people and culturally appropriate responses for indigenous youth; including taking young people out to homelands.

We are very excited and privileged to have Kirra in Narrm/Melbourne for this panel. https://www.facebook.com/KirraVoller/


Anthony Kelly – Flemington Kensington Legal and Police Accountability Project
Anthony will discuss the police accountability project work. Within this project they predominately apply state, institutional or legal forms of accountability upon the police – Human Rights, legislative, rule of law, as well as apply ‘accountability’ via the civil courts. They also leverage various forms of moral, ethical and community based mechanisms in various ways. Anthony will also discuss Gay and lesbian / Queer Street Patrols, Aboriginal Night Patrols and community patrols / safety projects / police alternative projects."

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