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332. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of live studies, reviews and research undertaken or commissioned by him; and the date by which each study, review and research is scheduled to be completed. [27886/19]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): As a Department with a wide policy remit, my Department undertakes research on a daily basis concerning a range of issues which impact on policy formation, the legislative process and service delivery, amongst other things. 
My Department has a Chief Information Officer who takes a leading role in structuring the commissioning and undertaking of research across the Department. The Department also benefits from membership of the Irish Government Economic Evaluation Service, an integrated cross-Government service that aims to support better policy formulation and analysis within the civil service, enhance the role of economics in policy making and provide Government with evidence-based policy advice. 
Details of research commissioned by my Department since 2016 is included in the following table.  The Deputy will also be aware that there are a range of agencies and offices operating under the aegis of my Department which from time to time may commission studies, reviews or research in addition to that which is outlined below. Furthermore, Annual Reports, whether of the Department itself, or in relation to particular aspects of the Department's work, are regularly published by the Department on its website.

Title of Live Study, Review, Research Scheduled Date of Completion
Experience of women in the commercial sex trade in the context of the Criminal Law (Sexual
Offences) Act 2017
May 2020
An evidence review of recidivism and policy responses Q1 2020
Evidence review of victim satisfaction in the Criminal Justice System Q3 2019
Understanding the needs and experiences of sex trafficking victims in Ireland Q1 2020
Evidence review of confidence in  criminal justice systems Q4 2019
Research study on Familicide and domestic homicide reviews Mid 2020
Mid-term review of National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and gender-based violence
2016-2021
Q3 2019
Research into existing Equality legislation.  September 2019
Research and analysis on women’s participation at board and senior management level in private companies in Ireland. December 2019
Review of the Office of the State Pathologist September 2019
ESRI study on Citizenship H2 2019
External review on Immigrant Investor Programme H2 2019
Consultation on draft National Standards for Accommodation offered to People in the Protection Process Date to be decided
Improving the use of Data to measure Effectiveness in the Irish Youth Justice System Quarter 1 2020
Evaluation  of the Work to Learn Programme (Irish Youth Justice Service) Quarter 4 2019
Evaluation  of the Janus project (Irish Youth Justice Service) Quarter 4 2019
Evaluation of the Solas Project  (Irish Youth Justice Service) Quarter 4 2019
Evaluation of QQI Programme (Irish Youth Justice Service) Quarter  4 2019
Studies  to inform development of new Youth Justice Strategy, including policy review and consultations with young people Quarter  1 2020
Action  Research Project (GYDP development) including examination of relationships  between participants and youth justice workers On-going  research project, reports on a phased basis commencing in 2020
Children in Criminal Networks (Greentown Project) – Design for Intervention programmes Q4 2019