Development

In the past the ACJRD has accepted invitations from Government bodies to make relevant submissions to the Restorative Justice Commission, the Commission of Investigation into the Death of Gary Douch and the White Paper on Crime. Submissions were based on proven research models and practical expertise in an array of disciplines at Council level, to meet the objectives of the submissions as set by the Government bodies, ACJRD Council and the members of the organisation with relevant expertise and background.

The views expressed in ACJRD submission's are those of ACJRD in its independent capacity and are not those of the ACJRD members' organisations or their employers. 

The ACJRD will continue to make submissions in regards to areas of concern to the association’s members as appropriate.

Copies of ACJRD submissions can be downloaded below:

Submission on the Review of the approach to the possession of limited quantities of certain drugs - August 2015  Following the submission, the ACJRD were invited to attend a public session of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for a discussion on the Review of the approach to the possession of limited quantities of certain drugs.  Professor Catherine Comiskey, TCD, joined Maura Butler (ACJRD Chairperson) in the ACJRD submission presentation at this meeting.  The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality have now published their report on this topic: Report of the Committee on a Harm Reducing and Rehabilitative approach to possession of small amounts of illegal drugs - Nov 15

Submission on Gangland Crime - September 2014  Following the submission, the ACJRD were invited to attend a public session of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for a discussion on The effects of Gangland Crime on the community.  

Submission on Garda Oversight - May 2014.  Following the submission, the ACJRD were invited to attend a public session of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality for a discussion on Garda Oversight.  A copy of the transcript from this meeting is available: here.  The final report from the Joint Committee was published in October 2014: Report on Review of Garda Act 2005.

Submission on Community Courts - January 2014.  Following the submission, the ACJRD were invited to attend a public session of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality  for a discussion on the Community Courts System. A copy of the transcript is available: here.

Submission on Restorative Justice - October 2013

Submission on the Criminal Justice (Anti-Corruption) Bill 2012 - June 2013

Submission to the Strategic Review of Penal Policy - April 2013

Submission on the role of Joint Policing Committees - January 2013

Submission to the Interdepartmental Group on Mental Health - May 2012

Criminal Justice Insanity Act Submission - March 2012

Submission to the White Paper on Crime- White Collar Crime - February 2011

Submission to the White Paper on Crime- Sanctions - August 2010

Submission to the White Paper on Crime - March 2010

Submission to the Commission of Investigation into the Death of Gary Douch -February 2008

Submission to the National Commission on Restorative Justice - September 2007

Submission to the Joint Committee on Child Protection - August 2006