Criminal Justice Council

The main aim of the council is to seek to make the criminal justice system more effective and efficient so that it:

  • reduces crime
  • reduces re-offending
  • punishes offenders
  • protects the public
  • encourages the making of reparation
  • increases public confidence in the system
  • ensures that the system is fair and just

It is also responsible for maintaining an overview of the working of the criminal justice system and making sure any issues are tackled with a 'whole system' approach.

The Council must meet at least twice year but may meet more frequently if needed.  Meetings are publicised on the court list and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe.

If you have any queries about the Council, or questions or concerns about the criminal justice system you may contact the Secretary to the Council on or telephone 27271.