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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

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  1. First National Strategy Implementation - Progress Reports

 

Strategy Implementation

 

Strategy Oversight Committee

Action 22 of the National Strategy aims to provide an effective monitoring process for the implementation of the strategy. In order to achieve this bi-annual reports on the strategy progress will be submitted to the Strategy Oversight Committee.

The Strategy Oversight Committee is chaired by the Secretary General of the Department of Justice and Equality and is composed of representatives from Cosc, the Department of Health and Children, the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the Department of Education and Skills, An Garda Síochána and the HSE. The role of the Committee is to monitor the implementation of the strategy and to assist in identifying solutions to any delays in implementation.

The Committee meets twice yearly. In advance of every meeting a progress report on the implementation of the strategy activities is prepared by Cosc, using material and information supplied by relevant organisations and feedback from NGOs.

The structure and membership of the Strategy Oversight Committee can be viewed by clicking on the below link.

National Strategy Oversight Committee

Table of Cosc Units responsible for National Strategy Actions

 

Progress Reports

The first progress report was submitted to the Strategy Oversight Committee in June 2010. The Committee was satisfied that good progress was being made in the delivery of the actions and activities for 2010.

To view a copy of the first progress report click on the following link:

First Progress Report on National Strategy

With regard to the second progress report submitted in 2010 the Strategy Oversight Committee noted that, although there has been a delay in implementing some of the activities, due to resource issues, the majority of the actions are being implemented as planned and the Committee is satisfied that progress is being made in accordance with strategy time frame.

To view a copy of the second progress report please click the following link:

Second Progress Report on National Strategy

 

With regard to the third progress report submitted in June 2011the Committee noted that, most of the actions identified in the Strategy are being implemented as planned. There has been a delay in implementing some activities, mainly due to resource issues. However, the committee was satisfied that good progress continues to be made.

To view a copy of the third progress report please click the following link:

Third Progress Report on National Strategy

 

The fourth progress report on the implementation of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence was submitted to the Strategy Oversight Committee at the end of April 2012. The committee noted at its meeting on the 2nd of May that the progress is continuing on the actions identified in the Strategy. Difficulties with particular actions were discussed with a view to identifying resolutions. The Committee agreed that a cooperative and consultative approach between state bodies and with non-governmental organisations focusing on feasible solutions is the best approach to concluding the actions of the strategy. The Committee noted that delay in implementing some activities is mainly due to resource issues but was satisfied that the commitment of the state bodies to implement the strategy actions remains in place.

To view a copy of the fourth progress report please click on the following link:

Fourth Progress Report On National Strategy

 

The fifth progress report on the implementation of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence was discussed by the Strategy Oversight Committee on the 26th of September 2012. The committee noted that while progress is continuing on the actions of the Strategy, resource issues continue to impact on the implementation of some activities.

To view a copy of the fifth progress report please click on the following link:

Fifth Progress Report on National Strategy

 

The sixth progress report on the implementation of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence is now available.

To view a copy of the sixth progress report please click on the following link:

Sixth Progress Report on National Strategy

 

The seventh progress report on the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 was considered by the Strategy Oversight Committee at its meeting on the 16th of October 2013.

To view a copy of the seventh progress report please click on the following link:

Seventh Progress Report on National Strategy

 

The eighth progress report on the implementation of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 is now available to view having been considered by both the National Steering Groups on Violence against Women and Men and the Strategy Oversight Committee.

To view a copy of the eighth progress report please click on the following link:

Eighth Progress Report on National Strategy

The ninth progress report on the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 has been prepared by Cosc from information provided by the key state bodies with responsibility for the activities of the strategy. Both the National Steering Committee on Violence against Women and the National Steering Committee on Violence against Men were consulted on the report. It has been approved by the Strategy Oversight Committee for publication.

 

To view a copy of the ninth progress report please click on the following link

 

Ninth Progress Report on National Strategy

 

The tenth and final progress report on the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 has been prepared by Cosc from information provided by the key state bodies with responsibility for the activities of the strategy. Both the National Steering Committee on Violence against Women and the National Steering Committee on Violence against men were consulted on the report. It has been approved by the Strategy Oversight Committee for publication.

 

To view a copy of the tenth and final progress report please click on the following link

Tenth Progress Report on National Strategy

Attrition Paper

 

This paper sets proposals for action to assist in the minimisation of attrition in domestic and sexual violence cases. The proposals were developed by a Committee established by  Cosc representing the state Justice Sector. Membership of the committee is made up of representatives of An Garda Síochána, the Courts Service, the Probation Service and Cosc representing the Department of Justice and Equality.

The National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 includes a commitment to minimise attrition in domestic and sexual violence cases, where appropriate. The strategy describes attrition as follows:
 "Attrition, in cases of domestic and sexual violence, relates to the lack of progress on to completion of criminal cases, and more specifically, to the stages at which cases drop out from the criminal justice system, that is, from the initial report stage to the final stage of court proceedings. While there is some debate about the specific level of attrition in court cases arising from domestic and sexual abuse, there is no doubt that attrition is a problem to be tackled".

To view the a copy of the Attrition Paper please click on the following link:

Justice Committee Proposals on Attrition Feb 2011