The Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD) is an independent organisation with the aim of promoting reform, development and the effective operation of the criminal justice system.
It provides an important forum for experienced personnel who are drawn from a range of organisations including:
- Irish Prison Service,
- The Courts Service,
- The Probation Service
- Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
- Garda Síochána Inspectorate
- Department of Justice and Equality
- Law Society of Ireland,
- Community and voluntary sector.
The association engages in a range of activities, including organising seminars, working groups, research projects and an annual conference.
Funding is provided by the Department for the organisation.