IPRT Submission on General Scheme of the Bail Bill 2015
1st September 2015
IPRT made a submission to the Joint Committee on
Justice, Defence and Equality in response to a call for written submissions in relation to General Scheme
of the Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2015.
View the IPRT submission here.
- The most effective way to
improve compliance with bail conditions, particularly where the accused person
has a chaotic life and complex personal challenges, lies in the provision of
bail supports and services that allow the accused to remain within
their community and address offending-related behaviour in a familiar
- Therefore, IPRT strongly recommends that
the Bill include an evidence-based approach to provision for bail services and
supports aimed at the prevention of offending on bail, ensuring appearance at
court and reducing remands to custody to the essential minimum.