Attention: Open Consultation on Future of Family Justice

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The following press release has just appeared on the Department of Justice website.

The Department of Justice is carrying out a survey.

All the responses received to this survey will be reviewed and used by the Family Justice Oversight Group to help it to decide what the future family justice system might look like.

The main role of the Group is to identify ways to modernise and improve family justice and people’s experience of the system.

What are we consulting on?

Family justice can involve addressing matters like:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Access
  • Custody
  • Maintenance
  • Guardianship
  • Child care, protection and welfare (i.e. cases involving Tusla)
  • Domestic violence
  • Other family relationship issues

We are interested in hearing about all types of experiences – whether you were involved in court proceedings or not.

The Group is made up of representatives from the Department of Justice; the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth; the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; the Courts Service; the Legal Aid Board; and members of the Judiciary.

Men’s Voices strongly urge men especially those who have experience of the family courts or any of the issues listed above to complete the survey. We note that Domestic Violence is also included in this list.

This is an opportunity for men to communicate their views on Family Law and the family courts and any adverse experiences they may have had.

You can do so by visiting this link:

http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Future_of_Family_Justice_Consultation

Please pass on this link to any others you know who might be interested.