Woodward Urged to Release Justice Funding in Northern Ireland |TODAY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-09-26 23:16.
Shaun Woodward will today be urged by the first licensed restorative justice schemes to operate in the North to release state funding to enable them to operate.
In May four schemes run by Northern Ireland Alternatives – East Belfast Alternatives; Greater Shankill Alternatives; North Belfast Alternatives and North Down Impact – were officially recognised after an independent inspection report said it was satisfied they would not be used as a front for paramilitary groups.
The licensed schemes will have cases referred to them from the police via the Public Prosecution Service to resolve....
Restorative justice schemes have until now operated in republican and loyalist communities with private funding.
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