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Humberside Criminal Justice Board

Hull-prison-571313The Humberside Criminal Justice Board (CJB) is made up of senior representatives of the criminal justice agencies that work in the Humber region. It exists to bring together these agencies to encourage communication and collaboration. Every police force area has a Local CJB, and they connect to a National CJB which is chaired by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

What is the purpose of the Criminal Justice Board? 

The CJB is non-statutory. Members attend on voluntary basis. It aims to deliver effective, efficient and fair justice for the communities of Humberside by:

  • Managing in a spirit of collaboration and joint working
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships across Criminal Justice System (CJS) agencies, the wider public sector and the voluntary and community sector
  • Providing strong and clear leadership for reducing offending
  • Improving the CJS through better connection to our local communities
  • Securing CJS efficiencies at a local and regional level
  • Improving outcomes for victims and witnesses
  • Applying academic rigour across the Board’s work
  • Influencing change at a local, regional and national level

Who are the members of the Humberside Criminal Justice Board?

The board is chaired by the Police and Crime Commissioner. The other core members are: (click links for more information)

The board may also invite representatives from agencies as appropriate for the business of the board, including (but not limited to):

  • Victim Support 
  • Citizens Advice
  • Witness Service
  • Legal Aid Agency
  • Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Public Health
  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • University of Hull
  • Humberside Modern Slavery Partnership
  • Humberside Ethics and Scrutiny Panel 

How does the CJB work?

The CJB brings agencies together to discuss work that affects two or more of its members. As well as the CJB itself, which is a strategic meeting, there is an Operations sub-group made up of people working in the local criminal justice agencies. This group identifies problems and proposes solutions to the board. The CJB and Operations Group each meet four times a year.
The CJB also has a standing subgroup that focuses on Victim and Witness care, which aims to improve the outcomes for people affected by crime, but within and outside of the formal criminal justice system.

CJS Scorecard

The Government is determined to cut crime and make sure the Criminal Justice System delivers the best possible service to victims. These scorecards bring together data on priority areas to increase public transparency and help identify performance issues so they can be addressed head-on. Click here to read the latest scorecard (published quarterly).