To promote study and research in the field of criminal justice and related fields and disseminate results in order to advance education and benefit the community, by such means as conferences, seminars, journal published papers, database of members’ interests and special interest study groups;

To provide a forum where experienced personnel working in or having worked in the criminal justice system and associated professions can discuss, in an informal setting, problems and methods of working thereby assisting the advancement of community welfare, conflict resolution and reconciliation and the integration of those who are disadvantaged;

To develop a network of members who subscribe to these objectives;

To promote the highest standards of practice by professionals working in and associated with the criminal justice system;

To support dialogue on an informal basis between professionals who work in the field of crime prevention and law enforcement

To build links with relevant organisations in Ireland and abroad;

To raise public awareness of issues relating to children, young people and crime.


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