Department to host event explaining new fine collection arrangements

The Department of Justice is hosting an event to inform stakeholders about the new arrangements for the collection and enforcement of financial penalties imposed in criminal courts.

The new arrangements, due to take effect from 1 June 2018, are designed to tackle the long-standing problem of fine default.

The Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 provides for the changes.

An “engagement event” for key stakeholders has been organised for Thursday 17 May, 10am-12 noon in The Long Gallery at Stormont.

The event is free, but attendees must register by email.