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Ministry of Justice
8 Apr 2021, 11:04 a.m.

We’re giving judges the option to use Whole Life Orders (WLOs) in more cases. Our justice reforms include: - A WLO as the default sentence for the premeditated murder of a child. - Reducing the WLO minimum age to 18 in exceptional cases. More: https://t.co/0BFI7tHsb4 https://t.co/QlUhWeeDK3


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Ministry of Justice
7 Apr 2021, 12:03 p.m.

Click here to read more about Mo's story 👇 https://t.co/N40lXeld68


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Ministry of Justice
7 Apr 2021, 12:03 p.m.

“It was a massive game-changer, when I came out and was given a job opportunity with Wates” – Mo Nearly two years on & Mo is still thriving @WatesGroup Join them & the hundreds of businesses already employing prison leavers with @NewFutrsNet 👇 https://t.co/VOlcqokwDh https://t.co/zbL5dVhRMs


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Ministry of Justice
6 Apr 2021, 11:01 a.m.

A Whole Life Order (WLO) is the toughest sentence available to judges. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill includes: - A WLO as the default sentence for the premeditated murder of a child - Reducing the WLO min age to 18 in exceptional cases https://t.co/0BFI7tHsb4 https://t.co/2yxZmRqm5h


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Ministry of Justice
1 Apr 2021, 2:31 p.m.

Addressing the causes of offending is vital for rehabilitation We're launching a pilot in 15 courts to trial new ways of delivering timely & high quality pre-sentence reports. The reports produced by probation officers help the judiciary to determine the most suitable sentence. https://t.co/QYWLi5GIFj


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Ministry of Justice
1 Apr 2021, 10 a.m.

“If you’ve been a victim of crime, know your rights. Know that the Victims’ Code is there to support you.” The new Victims’ Code provides victims & witnesses with a simplified & stronger set of 12 overarching rights. Find out how they can help you: https://t.co/qVRL6Tlwgu https://t.co/XM7S4hUvS9


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Ministry of Justice
1 Apr 2021, 7 a.m.

The new #VictimsCode comes into force today. It outlines the support that victims & witnesses have the right to receive from police, courts & other criminal justice agencies. Know your rights. Visit https://t.co/qVRL6T3VoW @VictimSupport https://t.co/ZFaK2PWRi9


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Ministry of Justice
31 Mar 2021, 9 a.m.

Sobriety tags & drinking bans aimed at reducing alcohol-fuelled crimes to launch in England. Courts can now order offenders who commit alcohol-fuelled crime to stop drinking & wear sobriety tags to aid rehabilitation & end the cycle of reoffending. More https://t.co/flRqVLmoHB https://t.co/gamLBYvDDA


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Ministry of Justice
30 Mar 2021, 9:41 a.m.

2 Nightingale courtrooms will open at the University of Bolton Stadium this week. The temporary site will free up space at Bolton Crown Court to hear more jury trials whilst following COVID-secure measures. Find out more on Nightingale courts here: https://t.co/7yOMvcDJjy https://t.co/4NcMZCsEgc


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Ministry of Justice
29 Mar 2021, 3:43 p.m.

The Independent Review looking into the long-term sustainability of the Criminal Legal Aid System, chaired by Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, has launched a Call for Evidence. Submissions will close on 7th May 2021. For more info & how to respond, visit: https://t.co/GRX5KPXyoy https://t.co/6Tt1Zua5yt


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Ministry of Justice
26 Mar 2021, 6:09 p.m.

Our courts must ensure that services are accessible to everyone, including people with impairments. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will amend laws to enable British Sign Language interpreters to assist Deaf jurors during jury deliberations. https://t.co/0BFI7tHsb4


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Ministry of Justice
26 Mar 2021, 10:15 a.m.

We’re offering up to £500 in mediation vouchers to help resolve children-centred family disputes outside of court. During mediation a professionally trained, independent mediator helps find a solution that works for both parties. More info here: https://t.co/r6iX1u6Lz4 https://t.co/3KY5FKqYmw


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Ministry of Justice
24 Mar 2021, 9 a.m.

TW // sexual abuse The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill aims to protect young people from abuse by extending Positions of Trust laws. Sports coaches, faith leaders & similar roles will be prohibited from having sexual relations with 16-17 y/o https://t.co/0BFI7tZ32C https://t.co/h9yrmFKjY9


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Ministry of Justice
23 Mar 2021, 11:37 a.m.

Today is a national #DayOfReflection where we look back on an incredibly difficult year. As the progress made against COVID-19 means we can begin to look forward to a brighter future, @RobertBuckland reflects on those we have lost & the tireless work of our #JusticeHeroes. https://t.co/EcensvuPRh


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Ministry of Justice
22 Mar 2021, 4:16 p.m.

Our probation service plays a crucial role in a prison leaver’s journey to rehabilitation. Chantelle shares her story about working on the frontline 🎥 https://t.co/Pe98LWZXGT #HiddenHeroes https://t.co/42O5yN7XMX