Sentencing Review Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 28 October 2019. Closing date 03 February 2020 at 17:00.

Summary

This consultation document seeks your views on sentencing policy both generally and on a range of specific areas where sentencing has raised particular challenges for the criminal justice system.

Documents

Consultation description

Responding to this Consultation

The Department is seeking your views on the issues raised by this consultation and any other comments on sentencing policy that you consider relevant.  You have a choice to respond to the whole consultation or just those areas that interest you.  

We would be particularly pleased to hear from victims of crime, organisations representing victims, the police, criminal justice practitioners, and others who have been thorough the justice system.

A summary of the questions raised in the consultation document can be found at pages 122 to 156. 

We would encourage you to respond to the consultation using the on-line facility on citizen space, accessible via: https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/doj-corporate-secretariat/sentencing-review-northern-ireland.

If you require a hard copy or alternative format of this consultation document or have any other enquiries please email your request to SentencingReviewConsultation@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk

The Department will publish a summary of responses to the consultation. 

Public Engagement Events

A number of public engagement events are planned over the consultation period.  These will be held on:

Date

Time and Registration Link

Location

11 November 2019

7.00pm – 8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78203953129

Waterfoot Hotel

Caw Roundabout

Derry/Londonderry

BT47 6TB

13 November 2019

7.00pm – 8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78593797163

Fermanagh House

Broadmeadow Place

Enniskillen

BT74 7HR

14 November 2019

7.00pm – 8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78145518349

Craigavon Civic Centre

66 Lakeview Road

Craigavon

BT64 1AL

4 December 2019

3.00pm – 4.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78592721947

7.00pm – 8.30pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78593953631

Clifton House

North Queen Street

Belfast

BT15 1EQ

 

Ways to respond

Write to -
Sentencing Review Team
Criminal Justice Policy and Legislation Division
Department of Justice
Massey House
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SX

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