The Cleveland and Durham Local Criminal Justice Partnership brings together agencies with responsibility for delivering criminal justice, and services for victims and people who have offended.
The partners have agreed a clear vision:
‘County Durham, Darlington and Cleveland are areas where people have confidence in a local criminal justice system which supports victims, rehabilitates offenders and reduces re-offending, and delivers value for money’.
The innovative new plan has three core objectives to be delivered by 2021:
1. An end-to-end service for supporting victims and witnesses.
2. An end-to-end system for rehabilitating offenders and reducing reoffending.
3. The most efficient and integrated local criminal justice system in the country.
Too often victims are let down by the system because they are passed from one agency to another and not properly supported. This has an impact both on their ability to cope and recover from crimes, and on the likelihood of justice being done. The plan will address this by creating seamless services for victims.
People who commit offences often have many problems in their lives, in particular with accommodation, substance misuse, relationships, self-esteem, finances and employment. Instead of endlessly putting them through the cycle of the criminal justice system, partners are going to work together to address the underlying issues of offending, which will help to prevent crime and result in fewer victims.
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:
Update: Local Criminal Justice Partnership Plan 2018-2021
An innovative new plan has been established to set out how agencies are going to work together to will support victims, rehabilitate offenders, reduce re-offending, and deliver value for money.
A small team was created to support the delivery of the Local Criminal Justice Partnership Plan on behalf of the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners for Cleveland and Durham. The below staff are employed by Durham OPCVC and funded by criminal justice partners.
Criminal Justice Programme Lead Jeanne Trotter
Criminal Justice Performance Analyst Phillipa Rousell
For further information about how LCJP staffing is arranged at Durham OPCC, please visit https://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Your-PCC/The-PCCs-Team.aspx
Another role was created to deliver the LCJP Plan across the Cleveland area, funded and employed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland. This staff member assists in the delivery the PCC's Police and Crime Plan, particularly his commitments around reducing reoffending.
Commissioner's Officer for Crime, Offending and Justice Lisa Oldroyd