Source: (2006) Belfast: Criminal Justice System Northern Ireland.
This paper recognises the finding of the Review of Criminal Justice that community-based restorative justice schemes (â€œschemesâ€) can have a role to play in dealing with the types of low-level crime that most commonly concern local communities. It seeks to establish a framework for relations between the criminal justice system and the community-based schemes by setting in place a Protocol for the operation of the schemes in line with the Reviewâ€™s recommendations. That framework is based on schemesâ€™ compliance with the rule of law and full cooperation with statutory agencies, including the police, in implementing this Protocol. (excerpt)
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