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Local Criminal Justice Board


What is a Local Criminal Justice Board?

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 set out in law the duty on Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and other Criminal Justice agencies to work together to provide an efficient and effective Criminal Justice System (CJS) for police force areas (PFAs).

One of the ways that  this is achieved is through  the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB).  The LCJB brings together criminal justice partners to identify priorities, address cross-cutting issues, reduce reoffending, improve the experiences of victims and witnesses, and deliver agreed objectives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the local CJS.

The Police and Crime Commissioner chairs the Local Criminal Justice Board on a quarterly basis.  The PCCs can also tap into existing regional and national structures to raise issues that are systemic.



The agencies that make up Nottinghamshire’s LCJB are; 

  • The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Nottinghamshire Police
  • Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
  • His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS)
  • His Majesty Prison Probation Service (HMPP) – Probation & HMP Nottingham
  • Youth Justice Service (Nottingham & Nottinghamshire 
  • Legal Aid Agency
  • Defence Community 

Our areas of focus

The remit of the LCJB is wide and varied, we cover all aspects of criminal justice from investigation to rehabilitation.  Some of the business is directed by central government, others are grown from local need.  Currently, our strategic objectives are to 

  • Improve the experience of victims and witnesses of crime;
  • Reduce offending &  re-offending;
  • Improve the effectiveness & efficiency of the local criminal justice system.

To drive improvements in these areas, we have a number of multi-agency subgroups or boards, chaired by LCJB members or other Senior managers.