|Department||Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance|
|Type of consultation||Other|
|Deadline for comments||22/11/2021|
About the consultation
This consultation is intended to seek opinions about what should be included in the draft Domestic Abuse (Jersey) Law 202-.
The draft Law is attached for consideration and this paper addresses the key elements of that draft Law and outlines what they are intended to do and why. This draft Law is part of a broader package of measures intended to modernise Jersey's approach to managing criminal offences, and to bring processes up to international standards.
This consultation seeks to address domestic abuse through awareness, prevention, support and protection. It references the connections and provisions of other agencies and departments and reinforces the Government's aim to make domestic abuse everyone's business.
By consulting we aim to harness the knowledge and expertise of victims and survivors, support organisations and research experts. We are also interested in the views of all the stakeholders who deal with these issues everyday.
Our main aim through this work is to prevent domestic abuse by challenging the acceptability of abuse and addressing the underlying attitudes and norms that perpetuate it.
Domestic Abuse (Jersey) Law draft
How to submit comments to the consultation
The consultation is in four parts:
- The first part provides us with interpretations of the vocabulary used and explores the definitions in depths that will assist in understanding the legislation
- Part two looks at the actual offences and aggravating factors
- Part three looks at the tools that will be used to apply this law and the safeguards surrounding the application of those tools
- Part four provides us with some detail around the management of information in relation to suspects and addresses issues of compliance within the rules of data protection
The end of the four sections ends with a short series of questions for respondents to consider. These are by no means the only questions raised by the draft Law but they are simply the ones on which we would like specific feedback. Respondents should feel free to make comment on any part of the draft Law, or on the points made in this consultation more widely.
Domestic Abuse Law consultation and response document
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