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Ministry of Justice

Improving health, supporting justice

Status: Closed - with response

Open date: 27 November 2007

Close date: 04 March 2008

Responses published: 26 August 2008

A consultation on how health and social care services can be improved for individuals who have offended or are at risk of offending.

This is a joint initiative between the Department of Health, the Department of Children, Schools and Families, the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and the Home Office.

Between them, these government departments and agencies have responsibility for health, social care and all the component services within the criminal justice system.

Consultation paper


The Department of Health published an independent evaluation responding to the consultation in August 2008. The action plan on offender health was launched on 17 November 2009.