Problem Solving Justice

Problem solving justice

Problem solving justice is a new approach in Northern Ireland aimed at tackling the root causes of offending behaviour and reducing harmful behaviour within families and the community.
Problem solving justice initiatives are delivered in the community by government agencies. This short animation aims to explain how the programme works.

Background to problem solving justice

Find out about the how the programme works, what are the main aims and who is involved … more

Support hubs

Several support hubs have been created as part of the Problem Solving Justice programme. They aim to help the vulnerable and give them the appropriate support … more

Enhanced combination orders

The orders or ECOs have been developed as an effective community sentence instead of sending someone to prison for a sentence of less than twelve months … more

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme

This initiative provides a judge with the option to refer convicted offenders on to a therapeutic behaviour change programme … more

Substance misuse Ccourts

These courts will seek to reduce reoffending and substance misuse among participants and to facilitate their rehabilitation … more

Family Drug and Alcohol Court

Family Drug and Alcohol Courts help families where a child is the subject of care proceedings because of parental substance misuse … more

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