UK Ministry of Justice puts Community back in Community Justice
Excerpt: (Ministry of Justice) New measures to give communities more say in justice - 10 London Boroughs identified for new pilot
A range of new measures that gives communities more say in the way justice is delivered in their neighbourhoods, as well as making local criminal justice agencies more accountable to the people they represent, has been announced today by ministers.
This will include pioneering a new package of measures in 30 areas in England and Wales, to test a range of initiatives that will deliver justice for all and put people back at the heart of the justice system.
A third of the areas identified to form part of the Engaging Communities in Criminal Justice Green Paper are in London - Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Islington, Barking & Dagenham, Lambeth, Waltham Forest, Greenwich and Brent.
The article goes on to talk about some of the restorative justice and creative problem-solving elements of the new plans. Follow the link for the whole article.