The Council has two types of committee: standing committees and working group committees. Standing committees are established on a long term basis to handle particular areas of ongoing work. Working group committees are established for a defined period of time and will generally focus on the development of a particular guideline, lasting only until this work is finished.


Working group committees

The Council currently has five working group committees

Their work includes:




Standing committees



The Communications Committee promotes greater awareness and understanding of sentencing. Its work includes:

  • producing and promoting sentencing material and resources
  • facilitating engagement events
  • responding to enquiries



The Research Committee facilitates research on a wide range of sentencing matters.