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Ireland. Courts Service. (2020) Courts service annual report 2019. Dublin: Courts Service.

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The Courts Service is responsible for the administration and management of the courts in Ireland. Its primary functions are to manage the courts, support the judges, provide information on the courts system to the public, and provide court buildings and facilities for court users. 

P.28 Drug treatment court

The Drug Treatment Court (DTC) continued to provide a restorative justice alternative to a custodial sentence for persons with drug addiction who have pleaded guilty before, or have been convicted by, the District Court for minor, non-violent criminal charges connected to their addiction. There were 99 participants referred to the DTC programme in 2019. The programme comprises of three stages – bronze, silver and gold. 10 participants graduated at the gold level during the year. This indicates that they have completed all stages of the programme, are not using any non-prescribed drugs and are either working or enrolled on a course. At year end, there were 33 participants in the bronze phase, 9 in the silver phase and 4 in the gold phase. This year saw the finalisation and production of an information booklet and leaflet with a dedicated section of the courts website also introduced. 

P.83/84 District court data for drug offences and drink driving offences

P.85 Juvenile crime

P.86/87 Circuit court data for drug offences

P.96/97 Court of Appeal data

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
July 2020
114 p.
Courts Service
Corporate Creators
Ireland. Courts Service
Place of Publication
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