JUSTICE response to Labour consultation

JUSTICE has provided a response to Labour’s Building an effective criminal justice system consultation. Drawing on its previous reports, the response highlighted JUSTICE’s belief that the criminal justice system must refocus its efforts to reduce offending, by placing a special emphasis on: (a) diversion from the criminal justice system; (b) effective participation; and (c) effective rehabilitation. This can be achieved through implementing our recommendations, which include: familiarisation visits at court for those who may find the court room daunting; adapting sentencing guidelines for mental health issues and prolonged adolescence; and adopting a youth justice system that is similar the Children’s Hearing System in Scotland.

Read the full consultation response here