Search results for 'Crime, justice and law'

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  1. Reducing the backlog in the Crown Court

    Report Value for money

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    The Crown Court backlog is the highest on record and the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) ambition to reduce the caseload to 53,000 by March 2025 is no longer achievable.

  2. Increasing the capacity of the prison estate to meet demand

    Work in progress

    Winter 2024/25

    Background The prison estate in England and Wales is crowded. At the end of January 2024, the prison population was 87,538 people. Many adult male prisoners are being held in cells designed for fewer occupants. This can have negative consequences for the safety and security of prisons and mean that prisoners have reduced access to […]

  3. Government’s management of legal aid

    Report Value for money

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    The Ministry of Justice does not know whether everyone eligible for legal aid can access it and government needs to do more to ensure the sustainability of the legal aid market if it is to achieve value for money.

  4. Reducing the harm from illegal drugs

    Report Value for money

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    Our report looks at whether the government is well positioned to achieve its drug strategy’s 10-year ambitions.

  5. Departmental Overview 2021-22: Ministry of Justice

    Overview Departmental overview

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    This guide has been produced to support the Justice Committee in its examination of
    the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ’s) spending and performance.

  6. Ministry of Justice 2022-23

    Overview Departmental overview

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    The Ministry of Justice spent over £13 billion to oversee parts of the justice system. This guide summarises our key insights on the MoJ.

  7. Departmental Overview 2020-21: Ministry of Justice

    Overview Departmental overview

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    A summary of the Ministry of Justice spending in 2020-21, focusing on key messages from the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts, and providing insights which can be used to improve financial scrutiny.

  8. Interactive map of the criminal justice system

    Report Interactive visualisation

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    This interactive map displays the network of geographies covered by bodies in the criminal justice system, such as the police, courts and probation services.

  9. Departmental Overview 2019-20: Ministry of Justice

    Overview Departmental overview

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    A summary of the Ministry of Justice spending in 2019-20, its major areas of activity and performance, and the challenges it is likely to face in the coming year, based on the insights from our financial audit and value for money work.

  10. Home Office Departmental financial overview 2020-21

    Overview Financial overview

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    A summary of Home Office spending in 2020-21, focusing on key messages from the Department’s Annual Report and Accounts, and providing insights which can be used to improve financial scrutiny.

  11. Reducing the backlog in criminal courts

    Report Value for money

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    This report assesses the government’s plans for, and progress, in reducing the backlog in criminal courts.

  12. Electronic monitoring – a progress update

    Report Value for money

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    This report sets out the NAO’s assessment of the delivery of the electronic monitoring (‘tagging’) transformation programme.

  13. The Police Uplift Programme

    Report Value for money

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    This report examines whether the Home Office is well placed to deliver value for money from the Police Uplift Programme.

  14. Mapping the Justice landscape 

    Insight Opinion

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    This piece explains how the NAO uses spatial analytics to bring audit teams closer to the data and visualise the complex geographic relationships at work behind the scenes in the justice system.

  15. Departmental Overview: Ministry of Justice 2019

    Overview Departmental overview

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    The NAO is publishing a suite of Departmental Overviews, one for each government department and a selection of cross-government issues, to assist House of Commons Select Committees and Members of Parliament.