An Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) on Cooperation on Criminal Justice Matters provides the framework for North/South cooperation in this area. It provides for meetings between the Justice Ministers North and South, who receive reports from a Working Group made up of officials from both jurisdictions. The Working Group is supported by a number of Project Advisory Groups which take forward work strands across a range of areas including youth justice, forensic science, public protection and support for victims. The 2013/2014 work programme has been prepared under the terms of the IGA and has been approved by Ministers.

Final Approved Work Prog 2013-14