The justice system in England and Wales is in the middle of an ambitious programme of modernisation to make it more transparent, accessible and efficient. Susan Acland-Hood, CEO of HM Courts & Tribunals Service, charts the progress of the reforms.
Ministry of Justice
Articles written by MoJ staff about the department and projects it is involved in.
Just over a year after it was launched, a campaign to recruit thousands of new prison officers is close to meeting its objectives ahead of time and under budget. The MoJ's Prison Officer Recruitment Programme Director explains how they did it.
If you run a rehabilitation programme for people who have committed criminal offences, how do you decide whether it is successful? It seems a simple question, but suppose that you are an organisation with limited resources, working with a specific group of individuals. How can you find the data to compare them to a similar group who have not been through your programme? How can you be confident that the results are not down to chance? In this article, Mark Purver and Helen Williams, from the Ministry of Justice, describe how the Justice Data Lab can provide the necessary expertise to help these organisations measure their success.
Ursula Brennan, retiring Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, shares her experiences after 40 years working in the Civil Service.
Speeding up the “evolution” of policy could help promote the survival of the fittest in policy solutions, argues Stephen Muers, Director, Sentencing and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Justice.
The UK presence in Afghanistan has been about more than just military action. Catriona Laing, Head of Mission of the Helmand Province Reconstruction Team, talked to James Mortimer about her experiences there. Q1. What is the Helmand Province Reconstruction Team …
A team at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court is showing how cases can be heard digitally, in a test of what a magistrates’ court could look like in the future. From transferring money to downloading music, digital technologies are used in every …
Data sharing between two government departments has had a huge impact on offenders’ lives, and points to new ways of working across other areas of government The Government’s Social Justice Strategy aims to provide the most disadvantaged in our society …