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Independent Chair sought for Justice Panel

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is seeking an Independent Chair for her Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel.

Julia set up the Out of Court Disposals Scrutiny Panel to independently scrutinise the use of Out of Court Disposals in response to public concerns about their appropriate use.

The role of the Panel is to ensure that the use of Out of Court Disposals are:

  • appropriate and proportionate,
  • consistent with national and local policy, and
  • considers the victims’ wishes where appropriate.

The Chair will be independent of North Yorkshire Police, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and criminal justice agencies such as HM Courts & Tribunals Service and the Crown Prosecution Service.

The Panel does not review individual decisions but assess their appropriate use, highlight examples of good practice and make recommendations for improvement. The Panel consider performance information, and changes to legislation, policy and practice to support them in their role.

The overarching aim of the Panel is to bring transparency to the use of Out of Court Disposals in o to increase understanding and confidence in their use.

The independent Chair will lead the Panel, making recommendations to the various organisations with responsibility for Out of Court Disposals, learning from best practice and making sure victims are front and centre of this process.

The post is voluntary but expenses will be reimbursed.

More information about the Panel and the Terms of Engagement are available on our website; https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/police-oversight/governance/out-of-court-disposals/

To apply for the role, please email thomas.thorp@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk, or call the office on 01423 569562.

Independent Chair sought for Domestic Abuse and Rape Scrutiny Panel

Julia Mulligan, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is seeking an Independent Chair for her Domestic Abuse and Rape Scrutiny Panel.

The Commissioner set up this panel to review and improve the police and partnership response to domestic abuse and rape cases, and the support and safeguarding they offer to domestic abuse victims in North Yorkshire.

Ultimately, the Panel’s purpose is to improve public confidence in the response to domestic abuse and rape to encourage more victims to come forward and seek support. By reviewing cases the Panel identifies learning to improve the identification, investigation and prosecution of cases, and to drive better joined up working between partners. In particular, the panel reviews and, where possible, supports improvements in the response to coercive and controlling behaviour offences.

Following a successful first year, we now have a vacancy for an independent Chair for this panel as our current Chair leaves us to pursue other career commitments.

The panel comprises of a number of different individuals and agencies. The role of the Independent Chair is to lead the panel, highlighting good practice and making recommendations to the police and partner agencies.

The post is voluntary but expenses will be reimbursed.

The closing date is the 21 March 2020

For further information, please contact Thomas Thorp, Policy and Scrutiny Manager at Thomas.Thorp@northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk or call 01423 569562

Visit our website for more information on this post and how to apply: www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk

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