Irish Penal Reform Trust

Ireland: National Commission on Restorative Justice in Ireland

30th June 2009

The report sets out best practices in the area of restorative justice, and applies them to Ireland to assess the possibility of its use here. It also examines the use of restorative justice in Ireland for juvenile offenders, and assesses the potential use of the measure for adult offenders.

A core recommendation contained in the report, is as follows:

“On the basis of its considerations, the Commission is unanimous in its recommendation to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform that a restorative perspective be introduced nationally into the Irish criminal justice system.”

To read the report, click here.

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