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  • Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network

    The mission of this organisation is to provide a national platform where disability organisations and criminal justice agencies can be facilitated to improve the experience of those with an intellectual, learning or physicial disability who engage with the Criminal Justice System.


    News & Events

    NOVEMBER 2018

    Roundtable Discussion

    The ICJDN assembled a panel to participate in a roundtable discussion.  The meeting theme was “Towards Better Pathways and a Mutual Understanding : Access to Justice for People with Disabilities”.  Participants at the event held in the Law Society of Ireland included disability advocates and key criminal justice agency representatives.  One of the key objectives of the meeting was to advance towards an engaged proactive working relationship to improve access to justice for people with disabilities.

    APRIL 2018

    Recent Seminar

    The ICJDN in association with the Bar of Ireland and the University of Limerick held the following seminar entitled

    “Towards Compliance with the UNCRPD – The Role of Criminal Justice Professionals”

     

    Seminar Dublin Schedule

    FEBRUARY 2018

    Seminar

    The ICJDN in association with the University of Limerick held the following seminar entitled

    “Towards Compliance with the UNCRPD – The Role of Criminal Justice Professionals”

    Seminar Limerick Schedule

    AUGUST 2017

    “The Right to Legal Assistance in Police Interviews”

    The ICJDN assisted researchers in Dublin City Universtiy (DCU) who collaborated with the Law Society of Ireland to deliver a programme as part of the European Commission funded SUPRALAT project. A One Day Conference relating to this project entitled “The Right to Legal Assistance in Police Interviews” will take place on September 22nd 2017 in the Presidents Hall, Law Society of Ireland.

    Socio-Legal Research Centre, DCU

    SUPRALAT Project

    Gillian McNamee and Dr Ciara T. Staunton recently published the following article in the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies

    Supports for Offenders with Learning Disabilities within the Irish Judicial System:  A Critical Review

    ICJDN Membership

    The ICJDN is now a member of the Victims’ Rights Alliance, the ACJRD and the UK Hate Crime Network Group

    Significant increase in recorded sexual offences against people with disabilities according to CSO Crime Statistics.

    http://www.inclusionireland.ie/content/news-items/1466/cso-figures-show-increase-recorded-crime-against-people-disabilities

    Fiona Murphy of the Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network Details its mission and recent activities for Frontline Ireland

    http://frontline-ireland.com/irish-criminal-justice-and-disability-network/

     

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