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  • Funding for 2,500 extra frontline prison officers, as well as mandatory drug testing and the training of over 300 drug detection dogs to specifically detect psychoactive drugs
  • Collaborating with the National Crime Agency to enhance intelligence sharing and information-gathering capabilities in order to prevent the emergence of new threats
  • Providing effective support for the court system in order to boost efficiency and public trust
  • Re-establishing how prisoners are categorised in order to break criminal gang networks and end the cycle of crime and save £15bn annually
  • Re-assessing the route to rehabilitation by ensuring prisoners are committed to change and lead a law-abiding life post-release

  • Addressing the biases against BAME individuals within the Criminal Justice System in order to overturn the trust deficit and save £309m annually
  • Outlining how 25% of adult prisoners are of BAME origin despite only making up 14% of the England and Wales population
  • Initiating collaborative efforts across the Justice System to educate defendants about their legal rights and options during legal proceedings
  • Taking advantage of the court modernisation programme, and using technology to build trust and transparency with better use of data
  • Setting a clear national target to achieve a racially and socially representative judiciary and magistracy by 2025
  • Implementing performances indicators in prisons to boost accountability and equality of treatments among races

  • Investing £1m seed funding to support local authorities to develop a more holistic approach to female offender management
  • Operating Liaison & Diversion Services to support female offenders with mental health and drug issues, with a full roll-out expected by 2020 in collaboration with NHS England
  • Adopting a more gender responsive and trauma informed approach within the court process

  • Creating a workforce in the Ministry of Justice that reflects the society that it serves
  • Initiating the ‘STEP into Justice’ scheme in over 220 schools across the country to encourage young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds to join the new apprenticeship scheme
  • Overhauling the recruitment system to ensure that applicants are assessed on their capabilities and strengths and providing new opportunities to learn new skills
  • Offering e-mentoring and short courses to students and existing staff with the new Catapult mentoring scheme
  • Ensuring that all suppliers and external contractors to the Ministry are committed to promoting social mobility

  • Shaping decisions around transformation and using resources to keep people safe with an effective value for money service
  • Adapting to a modern policing environment in order serve an increasingly diverse and complex society
  • Attracting and retaining a confident workforce that is able to operate with a high degree of autonomy and accountability
  • Making better use of digital intelligence, and creating a digital format that allows for better information sharing across the police sector
  • Increasing partnerships within the community and other service providers in order to reduce crime and protect the vulnerable
  • Responding the new challenges posed by increased globalisation and devolution of local councils and authorities

  • Involving young offenders in the court process in order to achieve better rehabilitation
  • Discussing the circumstances that lead to youth crime and ways in which more positive outcomes can be achieved
  • Outlining how improvements in vocational training and educational support have increased employability among young offenders and broken the cycle of reoffending by 38% over the past decade
  • Devising effective interventions and problems to support vulnerable youths of today dealing with trauma
  • Resolving the over-representation in the Youth Justice System of children and young people from the care system and BAME backgrounds
  • Working collaboratively across the justice system to reform the Youth Justice System

  • Reinforcing the government’s commitment to tackle knife and gun crimes while safeguarding relations between the police and local communities
  • Looking beyond ‘stop and search’ and promoting an evidence-based approach to gather intelligence tackling crime
  • Promoting a collaborative and public health approach to knife crime by bringing together the police with schools, hospitals, mental health services and local authorities to reverse London’s violent crime wave
  • Learning from the a Scottish-style public health approach, which successfully overturned Glasgow’s status as the country’s knife crime capital leading to zero knife crime deaths over the past year

  • Addressing the complex health needs of people in contact with Criminal Justice Systems is fundamental to reducing re-offending and achieves wider benefits through improving community safety, addressing health inequalities and reducing costs to both health & justice systems. Creating a ‘community dividend’.
  • Advocating for systems leadership to addressing health inequalities of people in contact with Criminal Justice and reduce offending and re-offending,
  • Establishing an evidence—based partnership approach between health, social care & justice organisations to inform both health and justice outcomes
  • Identifying the key role police have in tackling the causes of offending and re-offending and developing a consensus agreement in England

  • Applying a consistent, rigorous and independent inspection regime to oversee CCTV surveillance activity in the Criminal Justice System
  • Creating a single legal body that will survey electronic monitoring solution agents and surveillance that permit bulk collections of communications data that are carried out under law
  • Ensuring compliance with data security under the new GDPR regulations

  • Advocating for better management of the prison estate for Governors by bringing maintenance projects in-house to meet time scales
  • Ensuring that future maintenance contacts provide fit-for-purpose changes to the prison estate
  • Preventing the loss of accommodation and relocation of prisoners by building smaller and safer house-block units

  • Continuing to digitise and modernise in order to support a flexible workforce and deliver swifter justice by 36%
  • Working with and learning from communities to build confidence in the Criminal Justice System
  • Building effective partnerships, nationally and internationally, to ensure excellence across the Criminal Justice System and to prevent harm to the UK
  • Developing effective policies that reflect changes in society and adapt to new and emerging criminal trends in response to modern technology

  • Setting up a system for the CPS and police to better identify and deal with cases with significant and complex disclosure issues
  • Establishing CPS disclosure champions to give advice and support in area such as training for prosecutors
  • Improving the CPS digital case management system to make it easier to deal with evidential material
  • Changing the cultural mind-set of handling disclosure by providing training to make it integral to future investigations