The National Crime Council is an independent body established by the Irish Government in 1999. The Council was established by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, initially on a non-statutory basis. The Council has a broad mandate to provide a forum for the development, expression and contribution of a wide range of views on anti-crime strategies and policies and to raise public knowledge and awareness of crime.
The principal roles are to focus on crime prevention and to act as an independent source of policy advice to Government.
The members of the National Crime Council are appointed by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The Council, comprising of a Chairperson and 15 members, draws its membership from representatives of a wide range of interests including the Judiciary, the business community, the academic and legal professions, community interests, An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.
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