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.
President: Chief Justice, James Lewis KC
Chair: Senior Magistrate, Malcolm Simmons
Secretary: Head of Courts and Tribunals, Aisha de Four
Law Commisioner: Ros Cheek
Attorney General: Simon Young
Chief of Police: Barry Thacker
Probation Officer: Nicola Robinson
JP: Derek Clarke
JP: Janette Vincent
Legal Practitioner: Alison Inglis
Legal Practitioner: Phil Axon
Selflessness - Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their families or their friends.
Integrity - Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.
Objectivity - In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
Openness - Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
Honesty - Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.
Leadership - Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.
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 email@example.com or telephone 27271.