North Yorkshire Criminal Justice Board

The North Yorkshire Criminal Justice Board is one of 42 Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) in England and Wales, and brings together the chief officers of all the criminal justice agencies and partnerships across York and North Yorkshire to coordinate delivery of the criminal justice system.

The Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable (Protective Services) represent North Yorkshire Police on the North Yorkshire Criminal Justice Board (NYCJB).

Delivery of the criminal justice system in England and Wales is overseen by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform, the cross-departmental team that supports all criminal justice agencies in working together to provide an improved service to the public.

The purpose of the criminal justice system is to deliver justice for all, deterring offenders, convicting and punishing those who do offend and helping them to stop offending, while protecting the innocent. It is responsible for detecting crime and bringing offenders to justice as well as carrying out the orders of the court, such as collecting fines and supervising community and custodial punishment.

The main aims of the NYCJB are:

  • To encourage joint working for more efficient and effective criminal justice in North Yorkshire,
  • To provide a more effective service for victims and witnesses,
  • To increase public confidence in the criminal justice system as a whole,
  • To achieve joint local delivery of criminal justice system objectives.

The NYCJB is responsible for ensuring that North Yorkshire performs well against national and local criminal justice targets and that all agencies responsible for the delivery of criminal justice work together effectively.

This will ensure that more offenders are brought to justice, crime is reduced and that the criminal justice system works efficiently.

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