Sentencing Review Northern Ireland- A Public Consultation DoJ October 2019

Closed 3 Feb 2020

Opened 28 Oct 2019

Results Updated 30 Sep 2020

Thank you for your ongoing interest in the Department’s review of sentencing policy.

As you know, our public consultation on the review concluded in February 2020, following an extended consultation period and a number of public engagement events.  The Review included comprehensive research, considered policy and practice in other jurisdictions and engaged with experts as well as those affected by sentencing policy.

The Department was pleased with the level of interest in the review, with more than 200 responses received.

The report on the responses received to this consultation will be published by 30 September 2020 and will be available to view via:-

https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/publications/sentencing-policy-review-consultation-responses

 I hope you will find this informative,

 Kind regards

 The Review Team

Overview

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This consultation seeks your views on general aspects of Sentencing Policy and on a number of areas of concern that have been raised with previous Ministers or the Department of Justice.

The consultation can be responded to in full or in part, guided by where your interest lies. You may find it helpful to answer questions as they arise at the end of each relevant section within the chapter.

Given the breadth of subjects that the consultation paper covers, it is inevitably lengthy.  However, each subject is covered by an individual PDF document so that the reader can be selective and only comment on those of interest.  Each chapter aims to explain current sentencing policy and practice for that subject area and sets out potential options for change.  

Where a chapter refers to an appendix or annex, they can be found on the next page.

We would like to hear your views on sentencing for the full range of subjects included in the Review. There will be a series of regional Public engagement events during November and December 2019. The details of dates, locations and how to register can be found at the bottom of the screen. You can register via Eventbrite, registration is open from 30 October 2019.

We hope you will be able to attend and share your views or questions on one or more of the areas under review.  You can also communicate with the team at SentencingReviewConsultation@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 11 Nov 2019 at 19:00 to 11 Nov 2019 at 20:30

    Waterfoot Hotel
    Caw Roundabout
    Derry/Londonderry
    BT47 6TB

    Registration for this event opens on 30 October 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78203953129

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 13 Nov 2019 at 19:00 to 13 Nov 2019 at 20:30

    Fermanagh House
    Broadmeadow Place
    Enniskillen
    BT74 7HR

    Registration for this event opens on 30 October 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78593797163

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 14 Nov 2019 at 19:00 to 14 Nov 2019 at 20:30

    Craigavon Civic Centre
    66 Lakeview Road
    Craigavon
    BT64 1AL

    Registration for this event opens on 30 October 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78145518349

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 4 Dec 2019 at 15:00 to 4 Dec 2019 at 16:30

    Clifton House
    North Queen Street
    Belfast
    BT15 1EQ

    Registration for this event opens on 30 October 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78592721947

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 4 Dec 2019 at 19:00 to 4 Dec 2019 at 20:30

    Clifton House
    North Queen Street
    Belfast
    BT15 1EQ

    Registration for this event opens on 30 October 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/78593953631

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 13 Jan 2020 at 19:00 to 13 Jan 2020 at 20:30

    CAFRE
    Food Technology Centre
    Loughry Campus
    76 Dungannon Road
    Cookstown
    BT80 9AA

    Registration for this event opens on 2 December 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84581777373

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 16 Jan 2020 at 19:00 to 16 Jan 2020 at 20:30

    Adair Arms Hotel
    1-7 Ballymoney Road
    Ballymena
    BT43 5BS

    Registration for this event opens on 2 December 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84581992

  • Public Engagement Event

    From 20 Jan 2020 at 19:00 to 20 Jan 2020 at 20:30

    Newry Conference Centre
    39 – 41 The Mall
    Newry
    BT34 1AT

    Registration for this event opens on 2 December 2019
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/84583075255

Audiences

  • Citizens

Interests

  • Criminal justice