19th October 2005

 

CRIMINAL QUESTION TIME AT THE UNIVERSITY

 

Members of the public are being given the chance to put their questions to the chief officers of Lincolnshire’s criminal justice agencies during an event at the University of Lincoln on Saturday.

 

‘Criminal Justice Question Time’ has been organised by the National Probation Service in Lincolnshire as part of ‘Inside Justice Week’ (17th – 24th October) and is aimed at giving the people opportunities to find out more about their local judicial system.

 

The panel will be made up of members of the Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board which consists of the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Tony Lake; Alison Kerr from the Crown Prosecution Service; Richard Redgrave from Her Majesty’s Court Service; John Simkins from the Youth Offending Service; Graham Nicholls from the  Probation Service and Governor of Lincoln Prison, Lynn Saunders.

 

It will be chaired by BBC Radio Lincolnshire breakfast show presenter Rod Whiting and will also be recorded for broadcasting later in the year.

 

Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board secretary, Linda Pett, said: “One of the main aims of this event which is sponsored by the Home Office is to raise people’s confidence in the criminal justice system.

 

“It’s an excellent opportunity for the people of Lincolnshire to put any concerns they may have to the chief officers from each of the criminal justice agencies and make sure the chief officers are aware of the burning issues affecting them. We’re looking forward to a lively and constructive debate.”

 

The event will be held on Saturday 22nd October from 11.30am till 12.30pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre in the university’s main academic building. Admission and parking are free.

 

The organisers would particularly like to encourage students on Law, Criminology and Social Policy courses to attend. To reserve a place and pose a question call 01522 558570 or email info@justicelincs.gov.uk.

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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