Cleveland and Durham Criminal Justice Board
Every day thousands of people are involved in tackling crime in this area. They do a tremendous job and the role of the Joint Cleveland and Durham Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) is to ensure that they are able to provide the best and most effective service to our local communities.
The County Durham and Darlington Local Criminal Justice Board and the Cleveland Local Criminal Justice Board merged in 2012. The Joint Board combines agencies involved in criminal justice. Members include the Police and Crime Commissioners, the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Courts, Youth Offending Teams, Victim Support, Legal Aid Agency, and the Probation and the Prison Service.
The Board provides a framework for these organisations to work together to reduce crime, reduce re-offending and the causes of crime. Victim and witness care is at the centre of the work, as is robust case management from arrest to trial through to sentencing disposal of offenders so as to reduce waiting times for victims and witnesses and secure effective rehabilitation of offenders.
The Criminal Justice Board's task is to harness the collective resources, expertise and energies of our organisations to bring more offenders to justice, to support victims of crime and witnesses, to provide rehabilitation services which persuade people to turn away from a criminal lifestyle, and to increase public confidence in the Criminal Justice System.
Update: A Review of the Local Criminal Justice Board
A review of the LCJB took place in early 2017. You can download the Review on the following link:
Following completion of the review, the following Statement of Intent has been agreed by all members: