Timetable for Commencement of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act, 2004 Section Number 5-8 11 22-26 28,29 Policy Causing

or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult Common assault as an alternative verdict Changes to the insanity legislation Fine enforcement – disclosure orders and procedure on breach of community penalty Amendments and repeals Transitional and transitory provisions Intermittent custody Common Assault to be an arrestable July 2005 offence - Northern Ireland Powers of authorised officers executing warrants Information to victims of mentally disordered offenders Amendments and Repeals (Schedule 10 & 11) Transitional and Transitory provisions (Schedule 12) Victims Measures October 2005 Code of Practice Victims Commissioner Grants Victims Advisory Panel Domestic violence sections, changes to the FLA December 2005 Date of Commencement March 2005

58 (part) 59 (part) 31 10(2) 27 35 - 45 58 (part) 59 (part) 32-34 and 47 & Schedule 7 and 54 (part) 55 2&3

10(1) - This has been repealed as the Section 110 of the SOCPA Act 2005 replaces section 24 of PACE.

Common assault to be an arrestable offence (England & Wales)

January 2006 - by SOCPA 2005

17-20 21 30 56 58 (1) 14 58(1) 59 1 4

From 1 January 2006, the existing arrest provisions under PACE based on the concept of seriousness will be replaced by a simplified approach providing a constable with the power of arrest for all offences. The exercise of the power will be subject to the constable considering and being able to show that the arrest is necessary. A new PACE Code of Practice (Code G) on Arrest will be introduced on the 1 January 2006 setting out the necessity principle in line with section 110 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. Trial by jury of sample counts only Jan 2007 Extends to Northern Ireland Prosecution appeals Grants for assisting Victims, witnesses etc Amendments and repeals Surcharge payable on conviction Minor and consequential amendments Transitional provisions Non mols an arrestable offence changes to the Family Law Act (FLA)1996 Extension to non -cohabiting couples, changes to the FLA 1 July 2007 1 July 2007 April 2007


SECTIONS AWAITING IMPLEMENTATION Domestic homicide reviews Consultation in June 2006 - implementation expected by Autumn 2007.


Restraining orders: England and Wales

Delayed - until further work is carried out.

13 15 & 16 46 48-53 57 SCHEDULES Schedules 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 (part)

Restraining Orders: Northern Ireland Summer 2007 Surcharge TBC Northern Ireland: Victims of Mentally disordered persons Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses CICA Right to recover Consultation expected in September 2007 TBC Summer 2007

Policy Modification of sections 17-20 for NI Supervision orders on insanity and fitness to plead Unfitness to stand trial and insanity: courts martial Powers of authorised officers executing warrants Breach of community penalty Intermittent custody Investigations by Parliamentary Commissioner Minor and consequential amendments

Date of Commencement Jan 2007 March 2005 March 2005 July 2005 March 2005 March 2005 October 2005 March, July, December 2005 April 2007

11 (part) 12

Repeals Transitional and transitory provisions

March, July 2005

April 2007 SCHEDULES AWAITING IMPLEMENTATION 8 9 Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses Authorities within the Commissioner's remit TBC TBC

N.B. The forthcoming commencement dates listed above are only a provisional guide and may be subject to amendments