of Justice or Department for Constitutional Affairs - responsibilities
of the former Lord Chancellor's Department
the Ministry of Justice or Department for Constitutional Affairs
Note: The Department for Constitutional Affairs is now the Ministry
work of the Ministry of Justice is focused around four strategic
democracy, rights and responsibilities
fair and simple routes to civil and family justice
the public and reduce reoffending
a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice
system for victims and the public
Ministry of Justice lead the government's constitutional, rights
and legal reform programmes, which include work on institutional
reform, data protection and sharing, electoral modernisation, human
rights, devolution and encouraging people to take an active part
in the democratic process.
want to give people access to an efficient and effective civil and
family justice system and try to help them avoid disputes that end
up in court.
the public and reducing reoffending is central to their whole purpose.
They are increasing prison capacity and an independent working group
will be reporting on better ways to align supply and demand through
the sentencing framework. They are committed to offender management
reforms and delivering more effective community penalties that reflect
the needs of local people. They are also working more collaboratively
across government to protect the public and reduce reoffending.
Ministry of Justice lead the new cross-government Justice for All
public service agreement to deliver a more effective, transparent
and responsive criminal justice system for victims and the public.
They are taking a problem-solving approach to improving the criminal
justice system which fully reflects the priorities of local communities
as well as victims and the public.
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