Criminal Justice

PCCs welcome the recommendations to develop their role in the criminal justice system as set out by the Home Secretary in Part Two of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Review. By putting PCC chaired Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) on a statutory footing, the review recognises the critical role that these Boards play, mobilising agencies to work together more effectively. With these further levers, PCCs can play a more integral role in improving the criminal justice journey for victims and witnesses.

Think Piece

Read a Think Piece from APCC Criminal Justice Lead, David Lloyd and Deputy Lead, Emily Spurrell.



APCC Responds to Latest Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Data

New Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data for Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics has been published from July to September 2023.

Improving criminal justice outcomes for women

APCC Lead for Custody welcomes publication of delivery plan which will improve criminal justice outcomes for women.

Criminal Justice Leads welcome new laws to make streets safer

Stricter sentences for those who commit the most serious of crimes introduced in raft of new laws.

End to Friday prison releases

APCC Leads for Criminal Justice welcome govt announcement which will see an end to vulnerable prisoners being released on a Friday.

Criminal Justice Think Piece

APCC Criminal Justice Leads explain how PCCs are putting victims at the heart of the criminal justice system and driving improvements to local services.

APCC Welcomes PCC Review Recommendations

The Home Secretary has set out the recommendations of Part Two of the Police and Crime Commissioner Review.


David Lloyd, APCC Lead for the Criminal Justice Portfolio

An update on the APCC Criminal Justice Portfolio from David Lloyd.

Emily Spurrell, APCC Deputy Lead, Criminal Justice

An update on the APCC Criminal Justice Portfolio from Emily Spurrell.

David Lloyd, APCC Criminal Justice Lead

David Lloyd opened the session on 'Delivering Justice'.


Criminal Justice Week  #JusticeTogether