Local Criminal Justice Board Call for Evidence

Closed 23 Feb 2024

Opened 8 Jan 2024


  1. This Call for Evidence is seeking evidence from all parties with an interest in Local Criminal Justice Boards (LCJBs) to better understand the challenges that LCJBs face and how they can best be supported.
  2. This Call for Evidence is aimed at, but not limited to, the following individuals:
    • LCJB administration staff
    • Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), as chairs of the Boards
    • Local representatives from Police Forces
    • Local representatives from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
    • Local representatives from His Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS)
    • Local representatives from His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), representing the Probation Service, the Prison Service, and the Youth Custody Service
    • Local representatives from the Youth Offending Team (YOT)
    • Local representatives from the Legal Aid Agency (LAA)
    • Legal professionals from the defence community
    • Victim and witness service providers
    • Representatives from other rehabilitation service providers, for example, health or Local Authorities
    • Other individuals who have had interactions with an LCJB and/or have an interest in their operation without being a member


  1. This list is not exhaustive or exclusive, and responses are welcomed from anyone with an interest in this Call for Evidence.


  1. Evidence gathered as part of this Call for Evidence is intended to be used to inform future policy proposals relating to LCJBs.


  1. Where possible, respondents should answer questions as individuals, rather than as a collective LCJB or organisation. Where individuals are part of, or have an interest in, multiple LCJBs they are free to respond in relation to one or multiple LCJBs and can indicate which LCJB(s) their response relates to in the ‘About You’ section. Respondents are only required to respond to questions they feel are relevant to them.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Youth Justice
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal justice