Tackling Paramilitary Activity, Criminality and Organised Crime Programme
The NI Executive’s programme designed to tackle all aspects of paramilitary activity, associated criminality and organised crime
The 2015 Fresh Start agreement sets out the Executive’s commitment to tackling paramilitary activity and associated criminality.
It set up an independent three-person panel – the Fresh Start Panel which reported in 2016. The Tackling Paramilitary Activity, Criminality and Organised Crime Programme is the Executive’s response to the Panel’s report. It contains 43 commitments, 38 of which are being delivered by Executive departments. These commitments currently focus on long term prevention, building confidence in the justice system, strategies and powers to tackle criminal activity and building capacity to support transition.
The Programme has come to the end of its first Phase (2016-21). A new phase covering activity and interventions between 2021 and 2024 is currently being planned, pending confirmation of financial support.
SIB has provided specialist analytical and research support to develop the metrics that underpin performance measurement, ensuring that investment through the programme delivers benefits in communities. It also provides support in the form of a Programme Director.
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