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Terms of reference for the review of law, policy and procedure relating to parole decisions

The review will look at the case for changing key aspects of Parole Board decision-making.

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Terms of Reference

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Summary of terms of reference

The review will look at the case for changing key aspects of Parole Board decision-making. It will cover:

  1. An in depth examination of the current law, policy, guidance and practice relating to Parole Board challenges, specifically whether there should be a mechanism to allow Parole Board decisions to be re-considered

  2. Looking at how to improve the transparency of Parole-Board decision-making, including whether the decisions and the reasons for the decisions should be made available.

  3. Improvements to victim engagement, including how victims are involved at parole hearings and how decisions are communicated to victims.

The review will draw on the views and experience of victims, practitioners and international best practice.

Published 19 January 2018