Tuesday, 21st March 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
Bringing together national and regional stakeholders with policymakers, this seminar will focus on the next steps for the devolution of the criminal justice system (CJS) in England and Wales.
The discussion comes in the context of Greater Manchester’s recently agreed devolution deal on localising key criminal justice powers - which is excepted to come into force in April 2017 - and will bring out latest thinking on how devolution is likely to impact on the future structure and funding of the CJS nationally. It also follows the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Efficiency in the criminal justice system, which raised concerns around accountability, resource pressures and complexity amid Government’s reforms.
Sessions will focus on the key challenges presented by CJS devolution, including how localised powers and funding streams can be utilised to tackle re-offending and drive efficiency in the provision of services, whilst also maintaining standards and accountability for victims and local communities. The agenda will also look at opportunities for service transformation and the development of new partnerships - with perspectives from courts services, prisons, probation, policing and youth justice services - as well as how devolution will impact on stakeholders beyond the CJS, including those working in housing, skills and health sectors.