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National Statistics: Mortgage and Landlord Possession statistics: July to September 2019

National Statistics: Mortgage and Landlord Possession statistics: July to September 2019

Quarterly National Statistics on possession claim actions in county courts by mortgage lenders and social and private landlords.

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National Statistics: Criminal Justice System statistics quarterly: June 2019

National Statistics: Criminal Justice System statistics quarterly: June 2019

Overview of trends in the use of out of court disposals, defendants prosecuted, offenders convicted, remand and sentencing decisions, and offender histories in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Becoming a magistrate: guidance for applicants

Guidance: Becoming a magistrate: guidance for applicants

How to apply to become a magistrate, with questions to ask yourself before applying and details of how the recruitment process works.

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Guidance: Magistrate advisory committee recruitment information

Guidance: Magistrate advisory committee recruitment information

Details of vacancies and where to apply to be a magistrate in your area.

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Detailed guide: Telling people about your criminal record

Detailed guide: Telling people about your criminal record

This guide helps you work out what information to give people if they ask about your criminal record.

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Policy paper: Government response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights 22nd report

Policy paper: Government response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights 22nd report

Command paper responding to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ (JCHR) 22nd report of Session 2017 to 2019: The right to family life: children whose mothers are in prison

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Reappointment of Caroline Corby as board member of Cafcass

Reappointment of Caroline Corby as board member of Cafcass

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the reappointment of Caroline Corby for a period of 2 years.

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Correspondence: Government response to recommendation by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Correspondence: Government response to recommendation by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Government response to recommendation 3 of the IICSA report of the 9 May 2019 Anglican Church Case Studies: the Diocese of Chichester and the response to allegations against Peter Ball.

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Guidance: Parole Board oral hearing administration and attendance policy framework

Guidance: Parole Board oral hearing administration and attendance policy framework

Mandatory requirements and guidance for all prison and probation staff involved in the oral hearing administration process and witness attendance at an oral hearing.

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First prisons get tough new security measures

First prisons get tough new security measures

Seven jails are set to receive innovative new equipment to tackle the smuggling of drugs, phones and weapons behind bars.

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Tech Nation to support growth of UK Lawtech with £2 million of government funding

Tech Nation to support growth of UK Lawtech with £2 million of government funding

A leading British technology firm has been awarded £2 million of government funding to help support the digital transformation of the UK’s legal sector.

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Detailed guide: Feltham Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: Feltham Young Offender Institute

Feltham is a young offender institute (YOI) in London for boys and young men aged 15 to 21.

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Guidance: Intelligence collection, management and dissemination in prisons and probation

Guidance: Intelligence collection, management and dissemination in prisons and probation

Rules and guidance for prison and probation staff on the collection, management, and sharing of intelligence about offenders.

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Guidance: Medical practitioners: guidance on completing cremation forms

Guidance: Medical practitioners: guidance on completing cremation forms

Help for medical practitioners on how to complete cremation forms, Cremation 4 and Cremation 5, the medical certificates.

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Guidance: Crematorium medical referees: guidance on cremation forms

Guidance: Crematorium medical referees: guidance on cremation forms

Guidance for crematorium medical referees on how to fill in cremation forms.

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Guidance: Record retention and disposition schedules

Guidance: Record retention and disposition schedules

The Ministry of Justice uses Record Retention and Disposition Schedules (RRDS) to manage its compliance with the Public Records Acts. The department is currently revising all its schedules and more will be published during 2018.

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Public given power to question ‘lenient’ prison sentences

Public given power to question ‘lenient’ prison sentences

More victims will soon be able to ask for an offender’s sentence to be increased if they think the punishment is too lenient.

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Public given power to question ‘lenient’ prison sentences

Public given power to question ‘lenient’ prison sentences

More victims will soon be able to ask for an offender’s sentence to be increased if they think the punishment is too lenient.

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Appointment of 48 Parole Board members

Appointment of 48 Parole Board members

The Secretary of State has announced the appointment of 48 Parole Board members.

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New digital forensics unit boosts crackdown on crime in jails

New digital forensics unit boosts crackdown on crime in jails

A new digital forensics unit and expanded digital investigations team will crack down on criminal activity involving devices smuggled into jails.

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Prisons receive £156 million maintenance boost

Prisons receive £156 million maintenance boost

Significant new money for pressing maintenance.

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Corporate information: Ministry of Justice – Statistics at MOJ

Corporate information: Ministry of Justice – Statistics at MOJ

Ministry of Justice publishes a range of statistics relating to the operation of the criminal and civil justice systems, on aspects of criminal justice policy, and on other areas of the department’s responsibility.

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FOI release: FOI releases for April 2019

FOI release: FOI releases for April 2019

Freedom of Information releases by Ministry of Justice for April 2019.

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Official Statistics: Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics: April to June 2019

Official Statistics: Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics: April to June 2019

Trends in cautioning and sentencing of knife and offensive weapon offences.

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Claim a deputyship fee refund

Claim a deputyship fee refund

Get a refund of deputyship fees: eligibility, what you'll get and how to claim.

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Closed consultation: Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases

Closed consultation: Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases

A public call for evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in private law children cases concerning domestic abuse and other serious offences.

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Detailed guide: Low Newton Prison and Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: Low Newton Prison and Young Offender Institute

Low Newton is a prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Brasside, near Durham, for women aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Portland Prison

Detailed guide: Portland Prison

Portland is a prison and young offender institute (YOI) on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, for men aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Portland Prison

Detailed guide: Portland Prison

Portland is a prison and young offender institute (YOI) on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, for men aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Portland Prison and Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: Portland Prison and Young Offender Institute

Portland is a prison and young offender institute (YOI) on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, for men aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: New Hall Prison and Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: New Hall Prison and Young Offender Institute

New Hall is a prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Flockton, West Yorkshire, for women aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: New Hall Prison and Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: New Hall Prison and Young Offender Institute

New Hall is a prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Flockton, West Yorkshire, for women aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Askham Grange Prison

Detailed guide: Askham Grange Prison

Askham Grange is an open prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Askham Richard, near York, for women aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Askham Grange Prison

Detailed guide: Askham Grange Prison

Askham Grange is an open prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Askham Richard, near York, for women aged 18 and over.

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Detailed guide: Askham Grange Prison and Young Offender Institute

Detailed guide: Askham Grange Prison and Young Offender Institute

Askham Grange is an open prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Askham Richard, near York, for women aged 18 and over.

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Correspondence: Ministry of Justice statement in fee paid judicial litigation: October 2019

Correspondence: Ministry of Justice statement in fee paid judicial litigation: October 2019

The Ministry of Justice has provided a 6th update to the Employment Tribunal in relation to the O’Brien/Miller & Others litigation, following the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 7 November 2018.

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Policy paper: Post Legislative Memorandum: The Defamation Act 2013

Policy paper: Post Legislative Memorandum: The Defamation Act 2013

This post-legislative memorandum contains information on the operation of the Defamation Act 2013 for consideration by the Justice Select Committee.

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Guidance: Justice impact test

Guidance: Justice impact test

Guidance aimed at policy makers in government departments to help them assess the impact of their proposals on the justice system.

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Guidance: Magistrate advisory committee recruitment information

Guidance: Magistrate advisory committee recruitment information

Details of vacancies and where to apply to be a magistrate in your area.

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Policy paper: Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

Policy paper: Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill

The Bill makes important changes to the legal process for married couples to obtain a divorce, for civil partners to dissolve their civil partnership, or for obtaining a judicial separation.

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National Statistics: Legal aid statistics: January to March 2019

National Statistics: Legal aid statistics: January to March 2019

Activity in the legal aid system for England and Wales, including criminal and civil legal aid, family mediation, providers of legal aid, client characteristics and Central Funds payments.

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Correspondence: Lord Chancellor letter to the Chair of the SSRB

Correspondence: Lord Chancellor letter to the Chair of the SSRB

The annual judicial pay review 2020 to 2021.

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Policy paper: Draft Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019

Policy paper: Draft Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019

A draft remedial order to remove an incompatibility with Article 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Policy paper: Youth Resettlement HMIP action plan

Policy paper: Youth Resettlement HMIP action plan

The action plan in response to the joint inspection report of Youth Resettlement work by HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons.

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Helen’s Law takes vital step closer

Helen’s Law takes vital step closer

Murderers and paedophiles who hold back information on their victims could spend longer behind bars as a bill to enact ‘Helen’s Law’ enters parliament today (15 October 2019).

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