Review of Criminal Damage and Criminal Injuries Scheme

Consultation opened on 08 December 2014. Closing date 16 March 2015.


The Department of Justice is consulting on a review of the legislation which underpins compensation paid to victims of criminal damage and compensation paid to victims of criminal injury in Northern Ireland.


Consultation description

This consultation document sets out the background to the existing Criminal Damage and Criminal Injury Compensation Schemes. It explains why reform is necessary and the rationale behind the proposals. The consultation is to seek views from all interested groups and individuals on the proposals to reform the existing Schemes. We would particularly like to receive comments from those who may have been a victim of criminal damage or a victim of a violent crime. It would be helpful if representative groups in responding could give an overview of the people, organisations and numbers that they represent when they respond.

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