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IPRT welcomes commitments in Justice Strategy Statement 2015 - 2017

21st April 2015

The Dept of Justice and Equality published its Strategy Statement 2015 - 2017 on 17th April 2015. IPRT welcomes commitments included in 'A Safe, Secure Ireland' (pp. 19-20), which are worth reading in full.

IPRT particularly welcomes commitments to:

  • Development of coherent crime policy and legislative frameworks, and cross sectoral and inter-agency partnership approaches
  • Delivery of enhanced youth justice services through targeted interventions to support better outcomes for young people coming into contact with the criminal justice system
  • Development of competent, caring and efficient services to victims of crime, including implementation of the EU Victims Directive
  • Implementation of recommendations of the Strategic Review of Penal Policy, including commitments on parole reform and increasing provision of open prisons
  • Progression of the Inspection of Places of Detention Bill
  • Ratification of UN Conventions and meeting of international reporting obligations

The Department of Justice and Equality Strategy Statement 2015 - 2017 is available here: http://justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/StrategyStatement2015-2017