POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER BECOMES CHAIR OF LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOARD

Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has become the new Chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB).

As Chair of the LCJB, Commissioner Jones will be focussing on rebuilding confidence and trust in the local criminal justice system by critically challenging all partners to do more for all victims, including women and girls.

Donna Jones said:

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“Violence against women and girls has been an issue in this country for generations, but recent high profile cases mean it is very much at the front of our minds at present, and rightly so. Violence against women and girls offences cause significant harm and distress to victims, their friends and family, witnesses, and wider society.

“I want all victims to feel safe coming forward to report, knowing that they will be listened to and confident that justice will be served. Currently, too many victims feel unable to report, support a prosecution, or later withdraw from the process. All partners across the criminal justice system must work harder to earn their trust. As the Chair of the Local Criminal Justice Board, I can ensure that this is top of the agenda for all of the local partners who are delivering justice for victims and managing offenders.

“In my first meeting today (21 October) as Chair I have heard directly from Hampshire Constabulary about the local policing response to provide public reassurance following the concerns arising from the Sarah Everard trial, and also the progress being made by the CPS and police on the rape and serious sexual offences improvement plan. These are important steps towards rebuilding confidence but there is still much more to do.”

The Local Criminal Justice Board brings together partners across the justice system to deliver a fair, and effective and efficient Criminal Justice System that is focused on the service given to victims and witnesses of crime, prevention and rehabilitation of offenders.

Partners on the board include Hampshire Constabulary, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), HMP Winchester, National Probation Service and Public Health England.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
1 month ago

more fees, more meetings, more committees, more talk, whilst a person is stabbed in ryde at the weekend, vandals smash up the emergency phone at bembridge life boat, a litany of drunk drivers noted on this site and all manner of unnoticed crime underway.

still – I am sure that they will have all decided the way forward over tea, biccies and meeting fees – which will be another meeting, to discuss the pre meeting agenda.

Not seen one single police officer on the beat yet – all talk Donna, all tallk.

Ex Islander
Ex Islander
1 month ago

How many times have we heard the same buzzwords? “Fair, trust, safety, delivering justice, improvements, plans.” Here is an idea, stop having meetings, stop putting out token statements, and DO something. Get out there, protect the public, root out all the rapists and those who are not up to the standard of policing and get the CPS ON SIDE with you guys. Then again it’s easier to say this than do it considering its been like ten years of police forces saying this about crime and sexual crime. The Police in my opinion is not fit for its current role. Ive called them 5 times in my life, they only came once. So…yeah we’re on our own people.

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Ex Islander
1 month ago

Totally agree, the police are no longer fit for purpose and we are not getting the law enforcement we are entitled to yet in a couple of months she will happily demand an increase in the precept which we will all have to pay yet get nothing but hot air in return.

Sunnydaze
Sunnydaze
1 month ago

Donna Jones why don’t you discuss at all your meetings to abolish suspended sentences and just jail criminals ….take them off the streets

rodney burt
rodney burt
1 month ago

Dose this mean an increase in salary if so it’s”criminal”

Terry
Terry
1 month ago

Make the time fit the the crime, a suspended sentence just gives them breathing space before the next crime. If sentences are to be non custodial, then the punishment should be community related, a vest with ,” offender” on the back, then a few months of litter picking, helping the vulnerable, lots of things we currently pay for. But then this probably offends their human rights, and then the health and safety brigade will step in, while the rest of us foot the bill.
Rant over.

 

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