The Strategy sets out five high-level strategic goals that reflect the breadth, complexity and importance of the Department’s vision to work for a safe, fair and inclusive Ireland. In addition, an annual Justice Plan will be published each year which will set out our objectives and actions in greater detail, starting with the current year.
Our aim is to build a safer Ireland by reducing and preventing crime, continually working to enhance national security, and transform and strengthen An Garda Síochána.
Access to justice is a fundamental right and a key enabler of an equitable and thriving society. The justice and courts systems must continually adapt to the development of our society and our economy.
The Department’s responsibility includes widening access, and identifying and removing barriers, to the justice system so it meets the needs of the public, society and business.
People all across the country deserve to feel safe in their communities and in their homes. We will strive to provide that safety by engaging communities, tackling recidivism, and supporting victims.
Ireland benefits economically, socially and culturally from the diversity brought to our country by those who choose to travel here to visit, to study, to work and to live. The Strategy builds on recent organisational changes and we will continue to support our development and effectiveness over the next three years through investing in our people, systems and culture. It includes revised organisational values which were refreshed through consultation with all colleagues during 2020.
The agreed values - Collaborative, Professional and Open - are those that guide us in the way we work now and in the future.