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The Criminal Justice System for England and Wales

The Criminal Justice System for England and Wales

The Criminal Justice System (CJS) is one of the major public services in the country. Across the CJS, agencies such as the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the courts, prisons and probation work together to deliver criminal justice.

This website sets out:

  • who the CJS is
  • what its aims and objectives are
  • how it works
  • how you can have your say on criminal justice reform
  • where you can go for information on the CJS in your area

DirectGov banner Are you a victim of crime?
Have you witnessed a crime?
Are you a defendant? An offender?
Or have you been called up for jury service?
If so, please visit Directgov for information.