Marketplace of Ideas 2022 / Event programme

EVENT PROGRAMME

About the event

What we are doing now is not working. The GLEPHA Marketplace of Ideas 2022 showcases practical and innovative programs that explore alternative approaches to public health issues that have traditionally been criminalised or over-policed, with a particular focus on the role of police.

Dates

The Marketplace of Ideas takes place over a three-week period from Monday September 5th to Friday September 23rd 2022.
All sessions will start at 7am Los Angeles/ 10am New York/ 3pm London/ 5pm Nairobi/ 9pm Bangkok/ midnight Sydney.

Taking part in #MOI2022

As a fully online event, you can choose to take part in the live sessions and/or watch the session recordings later at a time that suits you. Please register for individual sessions to take part live and/or to receive links to session recordings as they are made available.

To register, just click on the link in the individual session descriptions below.

Contact

For any help with registration or questions email unger.c@unimelb.edu.au

MON 5 SEP | Opening session | Envisioning the future of policing and public health: The Marketplace of Ideas

Worldwide, there is an urgent need for new approaches to long-standing societal problems such as drug use, mental illness, homelessness, gun violence, sexual violence, and many more. We increasingly recognise that our usual ways of addressing these problems – over-reliance on punishment, coercion and incarceration – have not worked or have systematically made things worse. Sectors intended to uphold life, safety and wellbeing – law enforcement and public health – operate in silos or even in competition, when they clearly address the same problems with the same root causes.

In response to this historic moment and need, the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA) is documenting efforts to develop alternative approaches to community safety and health needs, by operationalizing a public health-based response, and working in partnerships with law enforcement. The GLEPHA project focuses on programs across a wide range of issues and from countries all round the world. In this series of events, we begin to showcase some of these urgently needed innovative approaches, and to look at lessons learned and future directions.

Moderator: Fariba Soltani, Chief of HIV/AID Section & Global Coordinator for HIV/AIDS, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Keynote speaker: Marina Mahathir – Marina Mahathir is a prominent writer, women’s rights and HIV/AIDS activist. In 2010, Marina was named the UN Person of the Year by the United Nations in Malaysia.

Speakers: Prof. Monique Michal Marks, Michael Wilson

Session duration: 90 minutes

See full session programme here.

TUE 6 SEP | Thematic session #1 | Law enforcement, drugs and harm reduction: Turning from barrier to facilitator to leader

Where police are involved in and supportive of efforts to reduce the harm associated with illicit drug use, and particularly with the criminalisation of such use and of drug users, harm reduction strategies and programs are far more effective. Historically and currently in many parts of the world this is not the case, because of stigma, discrimination and criminalization. However, mounting evidence from both research and program experience makes a convincing case of the benefits of addressing drug use as a public health issue, and of the role of police as partners in this public health endeavour. We showcase here five innovative programs that demonstrate the importance of these partnerships:

  • National Police Service harm reduction program for key and vulnerable populations (Kenya)
  • NYC RxStat: Stakeholder perspectives on a national model public health/ public safety partnership to reduce overdose deaths (New York City, United States)
  • Overcoming Legal Barriers to HIV prevention programs (Kyrgyz Republic)
  • Preventing and reducing HIV/AIDS-related deaths in the police service (Zambia)
  • Police carriage of naloxone (Scotland)

Moderator: Jason Kew

Speakers: Agnes Nyoroka Irungu, Dr. Jebet Boit, Dr. Bennett Allen, Dr. Adelya Urmanche, Natalia Shumskaia, Superintendent Isaac Zimba, Inspector Craig Bookless, Sergeant Chris Devlin

Session duration: 105 minutes

WED 7 SEP | Thematic session #2 | Deflection, diversion and referral: Out of harm’s way

There are many models of programs to keep people out of the criminal justice system and deflected or diverted to more appropriate care and response, within the health and welfare systems. We showcase here examples of such programs from many different cultural and political settings:

  • Police mediated legal and social assistance to people who use drugs: a pilot model (Ha Noi, Vietnam)
  • An overview of Police Referral Schemes in Eastern European and Central Asian countries: Interaction between law enforcement agencies and civil society (Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Ukraine)
  • The Emergency Unit of the Villa Maraini Foundation (Italy)
  • Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion: Let everyone advance with dignity: Lessons from three continents (United States/UK/South Africa)  

Moderators: Brendan Cox, Jac Charlier

Speakers: Nguyễn Minh Trang, Dr. Zhannat Kosmukhamedova, Philippe Garcia, Prof. Monique Michal Marks, Michael Wilson, Najja Morris-Frazier, Glenn St. Onge, Lisa Daugaard

Session duration: 105 minutes

THU 8 SEP | Thematic session #3 | Law enforcement and mental health

This session on Law Enforcement and Mental Health highlights innovative programs from around the globe. Please join us for four exciting presentations and conversation about the intersection of law enforcement and mental health:

  • Human-centered Engagement and Liaison Partnership (Alberta, Canada) – Delivering care instead of jail for vulnerable community members
  • RedTraSex (Latin America and the Caribbean) – Prioritizing the mental health of sex workers through a supportive multi-national network
  • Longmont Department of Public Safety (Colorado, United States) – Services designed to end the criminalization of mental health and addiction
  • Green String Network (Nairobi, Kenya) – A culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed approach to policing and peacebuilding

Speakers: Michael Kembel, Elena Eva Reynaga, Emily Van Doren, Angi Yoder-Maina

Session duration: 90 minutes

FRI 9 SEP | Informal networking session

A moderated open session for follow-up discussions about matters presented or raised during the week, and for networking with programs and likeminded colleagues. We hope that participants will feel free to share their experiences and work towards creating communities of interest.

Moderator: Patricia Griffin

Session duration: 90 minutes

MON 12 SEP | Thematic session #4 | Policing, partnerships and violence prevention

Patterns of chronic violence cannot be ended by police alone, but they can’t be solved without police either. This panel will explore policing partnerships to address violence in four diverse settings: Mexico, Iraq, England and Fiji. Themes include trust and relationship building, access to justice and human rights, and trauma-informed approaches to police practice.

  • Building effective, resilient and trusted police organisations (Mexico)
  • Community Engagement and Policing Programme (Iraq)
  • Journey to Trauma Informed Lancashire. A system wide approach to trauma informed practice from communities to practitioners to leaders (England)
  • Access to justice and human rights training for police, including First Hour Procedure, use of excessive force, and gender-based violence related services (Fiji)

Moderator: Professor Felia Allum

Speakers: Rodrigo Canales, Majd Hindi, Superintendent Justin Srivastava, Releshni A. Karan

Session duration: 90 minutes

TUE 13 SEP | Thematic session #5 | Preventing violence against women and girls

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one in three women, and up to a billion children, experience violence during their lifetimes. Violence against children is commonly perpetrated by peers, carers, and strangers, while violence against women is perpetrated by intimate partners. These experiences can have life-long negative impacts, including harm to physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. This session will explore four efforts to prevent violence against women and girls across different cultural setting:

  • Public Private Partnership between Spanish Police (Family and Women Attention Units) and Easy Reading Institute to facilitate cognitive accessibility to victims’ crime rights (Spain)
  • Nationwide stakeholder consultations on safety of women and children (India)
  • Improving Frontline Responses to High Impact Domestic Violence (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Scotland and Slovenia)
  • Broken Wings national campaign for preventing domestic violence (Romania)

Moderator: Dr. Melissa Jardine

Speakers: Carmen Pavón de Paula, Diego García Sánchez, Mr. N Ramachandran, Dr. Catharina Vogt, Professor Dr. Joachim Kersten, Simona Voicescu

Session duration: 90 minutes

WED 14 SEP | Thematic session #6 | Working with First Nation and marginalized communities

Although policing and public safety should be assured for the whole community, too often the role of police has been suborned to serve and uphold the status quo. This session showcases programs that aim to fulfil the police mandate to protect and serve all members of the community and to protect the human rights and health of minority and marginalized communities. From building human rights awareness and skills, to promoting access to healthcare for sex workers and sexual minorities in Africa, to enabling public health approaches to human trafficking in Australia, and to working collaboratively with First Nations communities in Canada, this session canvasses five inclusive programs where police have adopted new ways of working with focus communities.

  • Building a community of practitioners: Advanced human rights course on policing and vulnerability in Africa (African region)
  • Canada-First Nations collaboration on supporting First Nations Police Service through program improvement and co-development of legislation (Canada)
  • Mozambique Police at the forefront in promoting health and human rights of sex workers (Mozambique)
  • Support for Trafficked Persons Program (Australia)
  • Enhancing social protection and health rights for sexual minorities (Liberia)

Speakers: Dr. Thomas Probert, Louise Edwards, Kathleen Kelly, Arminda Zandemela, Dr. Egor Vasco Borges, Lina Garcia Daza, Luke Perritt, Jennifer Kuwa Henshaw

Session duration: 105 minutes

THU 15 SEP | Plenary session #1 | The importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaboration across sectors

We now know that cross-sector partnerships and collaboration between law enforcement and public health actors are crucial if we are to meaningfully respond to the safety and wellbeing needs of communities. But we need to know more about how and why these partnerships works in practice so that we are better equipped to design and implement effective programs in future.

Join us for this panel discussion where we bring together expert discussants and rapporteurs to summarise and reflect on what we have learnt so far from previous sessions in this Marketplace of Ideas event series. Previous sessions showcased a wide range of programs that explore alternative approaches to public health issues that have traditionally been criminalised or over-policed.

The panel will discuss what these programs have shown us about the need to bring together all relevant stakeholders into partnership, what challenges they have experienced in doing so, and how they have attempted to overcome them.

Rapporteur: Prof. Amy Watson, Elliot Pinsly, Ben Scher, Dr. Tracey Price, Cierra McDonald

Session duration: 90 minutes

FRI 16 SEP | Informal networking session

A moderated open session for follow-up discussions about matters presented or raised during the week, and for networking with programs and likeminded colleagues. We hope that participants will feel free to share their experiences and work towards creating communities of interest.

Moderator: Patricia Griffin

Session duration: 90 minutes

MON 19 SEP |Plenary session #2 | Influencing institutionalised beliefs, behaviours and practises

We are increasingly recognising that our usual ways of addressing problems in society – over-reliance on punishment, coercion and incarceration – have not worked or have systematically made things worse. There is an urgent need to reimagine issues that have been traditionally seen as criminal through a public health lens instead, but this requires adopting a significant shift in mindset.

Join us for this panel discussion where we bring together expert discussants and rapporteurs to summarise and reflect on what we have learnt so far from previous sessions in this Marketplace of Ideas event series. These previous sessions showcased a wide range of programs that explore alternative approaches to public health issues that have traditionally been criminalised or over-policed.

The panel will discuss how these programs have successfully made headway in influencing and changing institutionalized beliefs, behaviours and practices across a range of different contexts and settings, what challenges they have experienced in doing so, and how they have overcome them.

Moderator: Maureen McGough

Rapporteur: Prof. Amy Watson, Elliot Pinsly, Ben Scher, Dr. Tracey Price, Cierra McDonald

Session duration: 90 minutes

TUE 20 SEP | Plenary session #3 | UNODC panel discussion on law enforcement and HIV/public health programs

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WED 21 SEP | Plenary session #4 | Health security

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THU 22 SEP | Closing session | GLEPHA: Bringing us all together

The Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association brings together people from many sectors, working with many issues and communities in many countries. The common motive is to find ways to work together across sectoral and cultural divides. GLEPHA, through its conferences, Special Interest Groups and publications provides venues and spaces for shared learning, from research evidence and from experiential learning; for translation of research into practice; for networking and finding common cause and inspiration in ways of tackling complex issues; and for forming alliances for action.

Join a panel of prominent law enforcement and public health experts, actors and thinkers to discuss the way to the future of law enforcement and public health.

Moderator: Nick Crofts

Session duration: 90 minutes

FRI 23 SEP | Informal networking session

A moderated open session for follow-up discussions about matters presented or raised during the week, and for networking with programs and likeminded colleagues. We hope that participants will feel free to share their experiences and work towards creating communities of interest.

Moderator: Patricia Griffin

Session duration: 90 minutes

  • Opening, closing sessions
  • Thematic sessions
  • Plenary sessions
  • Informal networking sessions

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