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Policy Officer – Criminal Justice Alliance

We're recruiting a Policy Officer. If you or anyone you know would like to join the Criminal Justice Alliance, the Recruitment Pack can be downloaded here. If you have experience working for a member programme - our membership is now 120, up from 70 organisations two years ago - that's an added bonus. The Application Form can be downloaded here. The Recruitment Analysis Form can be downloaded here. Closing date Monday 10 July.

Restorative Justice Costings Briefing

The CJA published a briefing on the national cost of a legal entitlement to restorative justice for victims of crime. Taking into account that not all crimes are suitable for restorative justice and using the available polling and research on the demand for restorative justice, we estimate this cost to be £30.5 million annually. The full briefing is available here.
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Queen’s Speech 2017

On Wednesday the Queen delivered to both Houses of Parliament a speech outlining the Government's proposed legislative programme for the forthcoming two-year parliamentary session. While proposals include bills on domestic violence and modernising the courts, prison reform is notably absent. The Government's full background briefing notes to the Queen's Speech are available online.

Prisons and Courts Bill scrapped

Following the Prime Minister's announcement of a General Election to take place on 8 June, the Prisons and Courts Bill has been scrapped by a unanimous vote of MPs on the bill committee. It will be up to the next government to decide whether to take forward  important proposals on prison reform, the treatment of victims of domestic abuse in court and a new online courts system.

MoJ announces prison building programme

The Justice Secretary unveiled plans for four new prisons in Yorkshire, Wigan, Rochester and Port Talbot. The new prisons will provide an additional 5,000 prison places.
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