North Wales Criminal Justice Board has a very significant role to play in maintaining, supporting and improving the quality of life for people in North Wales through the vital task in the fight to reduce crime and bring more offenders to justice.
To be effective as a Board we cannot work in isolation, our aim is to find potential solutions to issues of concern to local people by listening to and involving communities.
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COURTS CRACKDOWN ON FINE DODGERS
People who try to avoid paying court fines across England and Wales will be targeted in a month-long campaign launched by Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) today. (2 Nov 2010)
Operation Crack Down will see court enforcement officers (CEOs) and police carrying out a series of blitzes on offenders’ homes to chase up repayments. Read more
PROCEEDS OF CRIME FUNDS “JUSTICE IN A DAY” FOR FLINTSHIRE SCHOOLS
Justice In A Day is a project which uses professional drama to examine key issues in crime and the criminal justice system for Year 9 and 10 students from eleven local secondary schools. (18 October 2010) Read more
DOUBLE BLOW FOR LORRY DRIVER FRAUD
A lorry driver was dealt a double blow yesterday (Thursday, September 30) when he received a prison sentence and lost his truck. (01 October 2010)
57-year-old Stanislas Kadisevskis, was sentenced at Caernarfon Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to fraud. The Latvian national was stopped the previous day on the A55 near Bangor. Read more
SON ORDERED TO REPAY
A man who stole £86,000 from his mother putting her care home place at risk will have to repay the money or face another jail term. (17 Sep 2010)
Stephen Moss, 53, was given six months to repay more than £24,000 or serve an extra 12 months. Read more
BURGLARY AND JAIL SENTENCES
Media reports last weekend claimed that not a single burglar gets the maximum jail sentence. (16 Sep 2010)
But statements like this give the wrong impression of the criminal justice system and do not properly explain how it works. Read on
MOBILE CELL AIMS TO DETER NORTH WALES YOUNG FROM CRIME
A replica prison cell in a converted trailer is being used to dissuade young people from a life of crime. (7 Sep 2010)
Built by inmates at a Liverpool jail, the mobile cell is being displayed at events across north Wales so under-18s can see what life in a jail is like. more
PAYBACK FOR £500K TIMESHARE FRAUD
A convicted time-share fraudster has been forced to pay back nearly half a million pounds under the Proceeds of Crime Act. (14 August 2010)
Arthur Goddard, a former director of Graig Park Village Ltd, Dyserth was this month forced to payback £451,651 he had conned from 50 people in a holiday home fraud. more
JUSTICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS
The nomination forms for the 2010 North Wales Volunteer & Community Justice Awards have been published and are available to download here (02 August 2010)
The deadline for nominations is Friday 17th September 2010.
LOWEST LEVEL OF CRIME SINCE 1981
The number of crimes committed in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since records began in 1981, the annual British Crime Survey (BCS) figures have shown.
the number of crimes committed fell 9% to 9.6 million in 2009/10. This is the first time the BCS figures have fallen below the 10 million mark.
MP NORTH WALES CRIMINAL JUSTICE TOUR
The Under-Secretary for Wales was in Caernarfon on Monday to take a tour of Wales' newest Criminal Justice Centre. (28th June)
MP David Jones, recently appointed to the Wales Office, also took the opportunity to talk to criminal justice staff about the ... read more
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