Cutting crime: the case for justice reinvestment - Justice Committee Contents


ACEAdults facing chronic exclusion pathfinder led by the Cabinet Office
CAAComprehensive area assessment—assessment of local public services in England
CDRPCrime and Disorder Reduction Partnership—partnerships between the police, local authorities, probation service, health authorities, fire and rescue, the voluntary sector, and local residents and businesses, established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to audit crime and disorder in their areas and set up a strategy to reduce it every three years.
CJSCriminal justice system
CSP (Wales)Community Safety Partnership—see CDRP
DATDrug Action Team—partnerships responsible for commissioning and delivering the drug strategy at a local level.
DOMDirectors of offender management—regional representatives of NOMS, accountable to the National Offender Manager.
GMACGreater Manchester Against Crime—a partnership between the local criminal justice board and 10 local crime and disorder reduction partnerships
HMCSHer Majesty's Court Service
HMPSHer Majesty's Prison Service (now part of the National Offender Management Service)
HOPSHealth Offender Partnerships
IMGInter-ministerial group on reducing re-offending
IOMIntegrated offender management—a strategic partnership approach to managing repeat offenders
LAALocal area agreement—a three year agreement that sets out the priorities for a local area agreed between central government and a local area.
LCJBLocal criminal justice board—comprises chief officers from the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Crown and magistrates courts, the Prison Service, the Probation Service and Youth Offending Teams. Boards devise local delivery plans setting out how they aim to bring more offenders to justice, provide a better service for victims and witnesses and increase public confidence in the Criminal Justice System.
LGIULocal Government Information unit
LSB (Wales)Local Service Boards—similar to LSPs with responsibility for delivering local delivery agreements
LSCLearning and Skills Council
LSPLocal strategic partnership—statutory, multi-agency body, which matches local authority boundaries, and aims to bring together at a local level the different parts of the public, private, community and voluntary sectors. Local partners working through LSPs will be expected to take many of the major decisions about priorities and funding for their local area.
MAAMulti-area agreement—a cross-boundary local area agreement (LAA) allowing strategic partners across boundaries to agree targets and aligned funding arrangements with their government office (GO).
MAPPAMulti agency public protection arrangements—a process designed to bring together key agencies to co-ordinate and manage those individuals returning to or in the community, who present a risk of serious harm to the public in general—and to children and vulnerable adults in particular. The arrangements are led by the responsible authority for each area, which comprises the probation service, police service and prison service.
MOJMinistry of Justice
NAONational Audit Office
NAPOThe Trade Union and Professional Association for Family Court and Probation Staff (formerly National Association of Probation Officers)
NEFNew Economics Foundation
NCJBNational Criminal Justice Board
NICENational Institute for Clinical Excellence
NOMNational Offender Manager—head of the National Offender Management Service who leads and develops offender management and national commissioning, including the commissioning of custodial and community sentences.
NOMSNational Offender Management Service
OASysOffender Assessment System—the assessment tool used by the Prison Service and the Probation Service from 2002 to measure the risks and needs of criminal offenders under their supervision.
OBPOffending Behaviour Programme—a programme of work undertaken with an offender which is designed to tackle the reasons or behaviour which leads to his or her offending.
OCJROffice for Criminal Justice Reform—a cross-departmental organisation which supports all criminal justice agencies in working together to provide an improved service to the public. The OCJR reports to Ministers in the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and to the Office of the Attorney General.
OECDOrganisation for economic co-operation and development—brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to: support sustainable economic growth; boost employment; raise living standards; maintain financial stability; assist other countries' economic development; and, contribute to growth in world trade.
OLASSOffenders' Learning and Skills Service
PBAProbation Association (formerly Probation Boards' Association)
PCTPrimary care trust
PGAPrison Governors' Association
PFIPublic finance initiative
PSAPublic Service Agreement
PPOProlific and priority offender
QALYQuality adjusted life years measurement—method used to compare different drugs and measure their clinical effectiveness
SCMHSainsbury Centre for Mental Health
SCCJRScottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
SAPSentencing Advisory Panel
SGCSentencing Guidelines Council
SLAService Level Agreement
WSIPPWashington State Institute for Public Policy
YJBYouth Justice Board—an executive non-departmental public body which oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales.
YOTYouth offending team—comprise representatives from the police, probation service, social services, health, education, drugs and alcohol misuse and housing officers to co-ordinate youth justice services.

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