The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) brings together agencies with responsibility for delivering criminal justice services for communities in Hampshire and Isle of Wight with a common purpose, specific aims, clear direction and shared accountability.
About the LCJB
“Working together to deliver a fair, effective and efficient criminal justice system in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.”
The criminal justice landscape is complex and multi-faceted and no single agency is responsible for the system as a whole. It is vital that criminal justice agencies are unified in their ambition and work together in the most efficient and effective way possible, to improve outcomes both for victims of crime and people who offend.
By working together, we can ensure a better shared understanding, enable cost savings through more efficient ways of working and provide a more joined-up and effective criminal justice system that is better able to focus on justice for victims and offenders.
Hampshire and IOW LCJB Strategy
The criminal justice process
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It’s important to know what your rights are when dealing with crime, justice and the law. A comprehensive list of rights is available online, but here are the links to the key ones you might want to be familiar with.
- Stop and search
- Being stopped while driving
- Being arrested
- Police cautions, warnings and penalty notices
- Being charged with a crime
- Getting a copy of your police records
- Getting a police check on someone involved with a child
- Contempt of court
- Can you get legal aid?
- Giving evidence in court as a victim or witness
Vision, purpose, and members of the LCJB
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Criminal Justice Board’s vision is to deliver in partnership, a fair and efficient Criminal Justice System. To do this we will focus on the service provided to victims and witnesses of crime, and the prevention and rehabilitation of offenders. We will utilise the most up to date technology in order to make Hampshire and Isle of Wight a place where people will feel safe to live, work and visit.
The purpose of our Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) is to bring agencies together to deliver an excellent service for our communities, raising their confidence in being and feeling safe. We will work together to achieve this by:
- influencing at a national level
- challenging and holding each other to account with honesty, energy and transparency
- developing positive relationships across the Criminal Justice System to add collective value and unblock issues that challenge our system
- being ambitious and innovative for the people we serve
Click the image to view the members of the LCJB
LCJB members accessible version
- Improve the service delivered to Victims and Witnesses
- Reduce re-offending and reduce crime
- Deliver an effective and efficient criminal justice system
Through monitoring and measuring performance meaningfully and collectively, the LCJB will know whether the plan is working. Effective collaborative working by criminal justice agencies across the LCJB sub-groups is essential to deliver the priorities.
The LCJB is also committed to communicating the work that is on-going within the criminal justice system to promote justice and provide a better understanding to the residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Annual reports and progress review
Criminal Justice Workforce Ethnicity (Spring 21)
This infographic illustrates the ethnic representation across criminal justice in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, using local data where available.
Why are we doing this piece of work?
- We recognise the benefits of having a diverse workforce and acknowledge that reflecting our community demographic is important.
- We are embracing our responsibility to understand diversity.
- We want to demonstrate transparency and accountability within our own workforce in order to build trust with our local communities.
Hampshire Police: 3% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 97% from a White background.
Hampshire Youth Offending Services: 4% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 96% from a White background.
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight: 17% of the staff from a B.A.ME background, 83% from a White background.
Crown Prosecution Service Wessex: 7% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 93% from a White background.
Courts (National): 19.6% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 80.4% from a White background.
Judiciary (National 2019): 7% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 93% from a White background.
National Probation Service South Central Region (Hampshire): 5% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 95% from a White background.
Hampshire Community Rehabilitation Company: 5% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 95% from a White background.
HMP Winchester Prison: 5% of staff from a B.A.ME background, 95% from a White background.
Hampshire & Isle of Wight 2011 Census: 7% of the population is from a B.A.ME background, 93% from a White background.
- Where staff have not disclosed their ethnicity, this has been excluded from the graphics.
- White includes all-white ethnic groups.
- The acronym B.A.ME stands for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.
Community Payback Scheme
Community Payback, previously known as Community Service, is an alternative to a prison sentence for people who have committed a crime. The Ministry of Justice are keen to increase this type of community sentence and are recruiting a number of roles to support the scheme, such as co-ordinators and supervisors.
You can find out more about the scheme and the available roles on the MOJ Community Payback website.