https://youtu.be/pzjmDpAvBHU The Committee received Departmental briefings on 2021-22 Department of Justice Final Budget Allocations and New Three-year Victims and Witnesses Strategy for Northern Ireland and the Establishment of a Victims of Crime Commissioner for Northern Ireland – Proposed Consultation. View the agenda.
https://youtu.be/gIGQiO6ejkU The Committee received Department of Justice briefings on Consent to Serious Harm for Sexual Gratification: Not a Defence – results of the consultation and proposed way forward; and Development and Implementation of a Statutory Registration Scheme for Legal Aid Practitioners in Northern Ireland – Report on 2017 Targeted Consultation and Proposed Way Forward. The… Continue Reading Committee for Justice Meeting Thursday 18 March 2021
https://youtu.be/xi62gMusIag The Committee received a briefing from the Legal Services Agency on Legal Aid Update on progress to implement NI Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee recommendations and action plan to address fraud and error and a Departmental briefing on the Draft Modern Slavery Strategy 2021-22. View the agenda.
https://youtu.be/hthFaNvy4A8 The Committee received a briefing on the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) Report on the Care and Treatment of Victims and Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in Northern Ireland. This was followed by a briefing with representatives of PSNI, Public Prosecution Service, Victim Support and the Department of Justice on the action… Continue Reading Committee for Justice Meeting Thursday 25 February 2021
https://youtu.be/aTYTXy5JmvY The Committee received a Department of Justice briefing on stocktake of policing oversight and accountability arrangements. The Committee also discussed the Damages (Return on Investment) Bill and an update on EU exit and justice related issues. The Committee then received an update from the Department of Justice on Draft Budget 2021-22. View the agenda.