Find out criminal justice in county

IF you have ever wanted to find out more about the criminal justice system in Suffolk, now is your chance.Suffolk Criminal Justice Board (SCJB) is holding a roadshow around Suffolk next week as part of the first ever Inside Justice Week.

IF you have ever wanted to find out more about the criminal justice system in Suffolk, now is your chance.

Suffolk Criminal Justice Board (SCJB) is holding a roadshow around Suffolk next week as part of the first ever Inside Justice Week.

People find out more about how the criminal justice system works and about the latest improvements to help reduce re-offending.

And by giving feedback on their level of confidence in the county's criminal justice system, people will have the chance to win £100 of supermarket vouchers.

Baroness Scotland, minister of state for the criminal justice system and law reform, said: "The chance of becoming a victim of crime has fallen to the lowest level in 20 years, however people also need to feel safe.

"Communities need to know what the criminal justice system is doing on their behalf and how they can play their part. I hope Inside Justice Week will help achieve this."

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Chris Yule, SCJB chairman, added: "To be most effective, the criminal justice system needs to engage people in the delivery of justice and show that as individuals they can make a difference – such as by participating as jurors, acting as witnesses and reporting crime and anti-social behaviour.

"Inside Justice Week is an ideal opportunity for SCJB to involve the people of Suffolk by asking their opinions and making sure they are more aware of the criminal justice system."

Across England and Wales, 42 local criminal justice boards are taking part in Inside Justice Week.

To find out about the county's criminal justice board – and about the giveaways – head to The Galleria, Ipswich Town Football Club between 12.30pm and 2pm on Thursday.

Alternatively, head to Stowmarket Library between 11am and 2pm on Friday.

The new crown court in Russell Road, Ipswich will also be officially opened on Friday.

Weblink: www.cjsonline.gov.uk/insidejustice

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