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Community Restorative Justice Programmes

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the extent will be of police involvement in the day to day administration of the proposed community restorative justice programmes in Northern Ireland. (100817)

A protocol for Community-based Restorative Justice schemes is currently the subject of a public consultation and equality impact assessment which concludes on 13 December 2006. The protocol unequivocally requires the involvement of the police in all cases where schemes seek to address criminal offences.