Alex Marshall attended the first meeting of the new Criminal Justice Board, which has been set up to drive forward improvements across the criminal justice system
The Board is chaired by the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice Damian Green and comprises representatives from the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, the Association of Chief Police Officers, the Attorney General's Office, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Victims' Commissioner. The Senior Presiding Judge will attend the Board meetings as an observer.
The Board has several aims, including crime reduction, punishing offenders quicker and improving public confidence in the system, whilst making sure it is fair and just.
Following yesterday's meeting, Mr Marshall said: "I was impressed by the enthusiasm of all those on the Board to remove barriers and make the system more efficient. I am fully committed to working positively with colleagues across government and the whole of the criminal justice system to make it more efficient so offenders are dealt with quicker, bringing satisfaction to victims and better value to the taxpayer."
Damien Green said: "Last week I set out my vision for reforming the criminal justice system - I want to drive forward a more efficient and effective system that actually delivers justice for victims of crime. That is why I am bringing together the new Criminal Justice Board for the first time which includes representatives from policing, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts and, for victims, the Victims' Commissioner. These experts will help me identify exactly where the delays occur in the system and work with me to tackle these issues."
Further information about the new Criminal Justice Board is available at the Ministry of Justice website at