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Domestic Violence

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Questions (150)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

150. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice the status of the third national strategy on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence; when the strategy will be published; if the strategy will include a fully costed implementation plan; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57989/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy may be aware, my Department is leading the development across Government of the third national strategy on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence, which will place a priority on prevention and reduction and will include a national preventative strategy.

My Department has engaged in an innovative partnership with the sector in leading the development and design of the third national strategy. This inclusive process is key to ensuring a comprehensive, impactful strategy.

I expect to receive a complete draft of the new strategy by the end of this year and I will then engage in a focused public consultation process early in the New Year, before bringing the finalised strategy to Government in Quarter 1 of next year.

The strategy will be accompanied by a detailed annual action plan, I intend to publish the 2022 action plan at the same time as the strategy is published.

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