Dorset Criminal Justice Board
The Dorset Criminal Justice Board (DCJB) aims to deliver in partnership, the best possible criminal justice service to Dorset’s communities.
The board aims to provide an effective Criminal Justice System, focusing on offering a high standard of service to victims and witnesses, protecting the public, reducing crime and reoffending.
The Board brings together leaders from the following key agencies, in order to oversee delivery of criminal justice system;
- Dorset Police
- Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS)
- Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS)
- Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- Youth Offending Service (YOS)
- National Probation Service (NPS)
- Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)
- Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner
- Legal Aid Agency
Current priorities of the DCJB include delivering an efficient and effective criminal justice system, to provide support to Victims and Witnesses throughout the Criminal Justice System, to prevent crime and reduce reoffending and to identify health and mental health needs across the Criminal Justice System. You can view the DCJB Delivery Plan here.
In order to achieve the priorities set by the board, there are 4 sub-groups, which meet quarterly to address relevant issues and progress actions from the main board:
- Rehabilitation & Reducing Reoffending Strategy Group
- Victims and Witness Strategy Group
- Mental Health and Learning Disability Group
- Performance Group (TBC)
The DCJB is jointly managed by the Wessex LCJB Business Managers, Fiona Sullivan and Jen Culver, who also support the Hampshire & Isle of Wight and Wiltshire Criminal Justice Boards.
The Dorset Criminal Justice Board welcome and enquiries and suggestions. If you would like to contact us please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on crime and criminal justice related issues used can be found here.