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.
The ICJDN in association with the University of Limerick will host a seminar entitled
“Towards Compliance with the UNCRPD – The Role of Criminal Justice Professionals”
on Wednesday 21st February, 2018 at 6.00pm in the Pavillion Theatre, University of Limerick.
“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.
Gillian McNamee and Dr Ciara T. Staunton recently published the following article in the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies
Significant increase in recorded sexual offences against people with disabilities according to CSO Crime Statistics.
Fiona Murphy of the Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network Details its mission and recent activities for Frontline Ireland