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In an era of falling public spending, prevention and early intervention are a growing focus for policymakers. With significant cuts to policing budgets in recent years, police leaders in particular have needed to think about how they can move ‘upstream’ to reduce demand.
And almost everything that Justice Secretary Chris Grayling did (limit books for prisoners, plan to introduce secure colleges for young offenders, provide consultancy for Saudi Arabia and introduce the criminal courts charge), his successor Michael Gove undid.
The total number of individuals who have been dealt with formally by the CJS in England and Wales, has been declining since 2007, and is now at a record low level (period 1970 to June 2015) with 1.71 million individuals dealt with in the 12 months ending June 2015.
This lack of focus, combined with the lack of co-terminosity, tension between national and local accountabilities and continuous cuts in resources means that LCJPs are unlikely to function effectively in their common form and called for a new vision for partnership working.
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