Criminal justice system

JUSTICE’s work in the criminal justice sphere has led to changes that we now take for granted. For instance, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Criminal Cases Review Commission were all JUSTICE recommendations. Our excellent track record in this field, as well as our evidence-based, impartial and collaborative approach, means that we are trusted by decision-makers in this field.

Recent work has focussed on improving effective participation within the justice process, particularly for those with vulnerabilities, and reinforcing the presumption of innocence, through the removal of the secure dock and arguing for an effective compensation regime for victims of miscarriage of justice. Our two most recent working parties have also promoted alternatives to the formal justice system where evidence shows these to be more appropriate and efficient use of scarce resources.