Eolas Líonra Rannpháirtíochta Phoiblí na Gaillimhe

June 16, 2020




As you may be aware, the Department of Justice and Equality is launching an online public consultation to inform the development of the first ever Strategy for the Criminal Justice System. 


The Strategy is a sectoral initiative, which aims to further embed a culture of collaborative working amongst the agencies that make up the Irish criminal justice system. In February and March, the Department hosted a series of consultations with a number of stakeholders, including criminal justice agencies, other Government Departments and bodies, the non-governmental sector and legal practitioners and academics. 


However, an essential part of this consultation process is obtaining the views of members of the public. This online consultation process offers the public and other interested parties, the chance to have their say on the proposed direction of this Strategy.


In order to get a more in-depth insight into the views of the public, the Department is planning to host three interactive online consultation events over the coming weeks. These seminars will last for approximately two hours in total and will offer participants the opportunity to provide detailed feedback on elements of the Strategy, including its proposed strategic objectives, guiding principles and priority actions.


We would be grateful for your assistance in recruiting active members of your local community to participate in these interactive online consultation events by circulating this correspondence. Interested members of your community may register to attend one of the below online consultation events via the following links:





Wednesday 24 June

2pm sharp

1pm on 22nd deadline to register



Wednesday 1 July

2pm sharp

1pm on Monday 29 June deadline to register



Wednesday 15 July

2pm sharp

1pm on Monday 10 July deadline to register



As this is an online event, and we would like to maximise participation by those attending, there will be limited availability, so I would encourage people to register as early as possible to avoid disappointment. We would like to see attendance from a cross-section of society, and would encourage you to share details of these events with representatives of minority groups and new communities, where possible.


For those unable to participate in these online forums, or who would prefer an alternative method of inputting into this consultation, an online survey and an invitation to provide written submissions will be launched on the Department’s website shortly and notification of that launch will also be shared with you.


If you have any questions or queries, please contact the event organisers via email at criminaljusticestrategyconsultation@justice.ie.


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