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Mark Griffiths



BA in Social Work
BSW in Social Work
MSW in Social Work
PhD in Social Work


42 years post graduate social work experience in child protection, adult and youth corrections, community health, managing post release services ( supported accomodation, employment and casework services) for young adult and young person released from Prisons and Youth training Centres, managed two non-government agencies for seven years, Manager Child First, Senior Program advisor positions in Victorian Community Services and Justice Departments, 10 years involvement in commencing Youth Justice Group Conferencing in Victoria from Pilot Program to Statewide Legislated Program.
Previously taught at Swinburne University in Community Services and Deakin University in Social Work.
Recent social work jobs include 4 years at Peninsula Health in Family Violence and 5 years with Windana in facilitating Addiction Recovery in the La Trobe Valley in Gippsland.


The Challenge of Existential Social Work Practice” Published by Palgrave Macillan London 2017.

Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities

  • Unit Coordinator for SWSP 6043 and SWSP 3033 ( Group, Teamwork and Organisational Learning).
  • Teaching in SWSP6013 Social Work Theory and Skills ( Critical Theories and Skills).
Expert Comment Topics
Restorative Justice, Group Conferencing
Group Work ( Addiction Recovery)
Mens Behaviour Change Programs ( level 3 Accreditated MBCP Facilitator)

Professional registrations or accreditation

Member of AASW.

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships


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