11 October 2012
New legal and practical guidance is now available about digital working in the criminal justice system
New guidance is available which will help providers work digitally with other criminal justice agencies in criminal proceedings.
Called 'Legal Guidance on Digital Working across the Criminal Justice System' (CJS), it tackles issues such as:
Current paper-based ways of working remain for the time being: the guidance is intended to support and clarify the work already undertaken by the CJS Efficiency Programme.
The guidance is very clear that this does not signal an immediate move to digital working.
Defence practitioner representative bodies, the judiciary and key criminal justice agencies have all been consulted during the development of the legal guidance.
Practical advice on digital working
General guidelines have also been created in a separate document to help providers get to grips with digital working.
Called 'Guidelines on Digital Working for Defence Practitioners,' this has been developed from frequently asked questions. It looks at issues such as Secure eMail, security and working on the move.
Importance of engagement
Keeping defence practitioners up to date with new developments is a high priority for the CJS efficiency programme. This will continue so that we can build on the progress made so far.
Both documents are available for download from the Justice website on a page that includes specific help and advice for providers.
Visit the Justice website to download: