About Us

About Us

The ICJDN exists as a national platform whereby disability organisations/advocates and criminal justice agencies can be facilitated to improve the experience of those with an intellectual, learning or physical disability who engage with the Criminal Justice System.

Our Objectives

  • The provision of disability awareness training and education to key agencies in the Criminal Justice System
  • Informing Policy & Guidelines
  • Research
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Collaboration
  • To be a Forum for the Exchange of Views and Experiences through Regular Seminars and Conferences
  • Examining Best Practice in other Jurisdictions
  • Provision of Information and Training to Disability
  • Advocates on the Criminal Justice Process

ICJDN Supporters

We would like to express our gratitude to the following organisations for their support and input into the work of the ICJDN.

Disability Federation of Ireland
Inclusion Ireland
National Advocacy Service

Blind Legal Alliance
Down Syndrome Ireland
Dyslexia Ireland
Lámh Training
Mental Health Reform
National Platform of Self Advocates
Prosper Group
St Michael’s House

An Garda Síochána
Association for Criminal Justice Research & Development (ACJRD)
Bar of Ireland
Courts Service
Department of Justice
Dublin City University
Garda Inspectorate
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Probation Service
University of Limerick

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