Justice Conference 2012
Chartered Accountants House, Dublin
The justice system is facing a period of unprecedented change. With a budget allocation of €2.261 billion being provided for the sector in 2012, this represents a reduction of slightly over €100 million on 2011. There will also be further reduction in funding of almost €179 million by 2014. This presents a significant challenge for all areas of the justice sector. Plans must be put in place now to ensure that the most critical areas within the sector are prioritised for funding, and that resources be concentrated on those areas.
As with all public services, even with a reduction in budgets, the pressure still remains to deliver services in the most efficient, effective and timely manner. There is also the opportunity to create a joined-up approach to justice - ensuring effective interaction between all the components of the system, providing further cost savings. This conference will bring together the key players across the sector locally to focus on key aspects of justice policy and delivery. It provides a unique opportunity for all those operating within the sector, and those interacting with it, to come together for a day's networking and discussion.
Featured speakers include:
|Alan Shatter, TD
Minister for Justice
Equality and Defence
Irish Prison Service
Director of Operations
The Probation Service
Director, Victims of Crime Office
Department of Justice, Equality and Defence
Irish Youth Justice Service
* View the conference programme.