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Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. The service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. It values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
» www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Criminal Defence Service
Criminal Defence Service
The Criminal Defence Service (CDS) guarantees that people under police investigation or facing criminal charges can get legal advice and representation. By ensuring that people accused of crimes have access to legal advice and representation, the CDS also helps the police and courts operate fairly and efficiently.
» www.legalservices.gov.uk
Criminal Litigation
Criminal Litigation
The Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme is designed to enable solicitors and Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) to qualify to apply for inclusion on local duty solicitor rotas under the Legal Services Commission's Criminal Defence Service Duty Solicitor Arrangements 2001.
» www.lawsociety.org.uk
HM Prison Service
HM Prison Service
Her Majesty's Prison Service serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the courts. Our duty is to look after them with humanity and help them lead law-abiding and useful lives in custody and after release.
» www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmps
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) was formed on the 18 April 2005, following the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise Departments. Work is still continuing on our office restructuring programme. We are here to ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid.
» www.hmrc.gov.uk
Her Majesty's Courts Service
Her Majesty's Courts Service
Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Our remit is to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public.
» www.hmcourts-service.com
Legal Aid Agency
Legal Aid Agency
We provide civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales. Each year we help more than 2 million people to deal with their legal problems. We have a team of around 1,450 staff and offices in towns and cities across England and Wales. Our head office is in London.
» www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency
Home Office
Home Office
We're the lead government department for policies on immigration, passports, counter-terrorism, policing, drugs and crime. We also have responsibility across government for equality strategy and legislation.
» www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Lexcel - Law Society Accredited
Lexcel
Gerald Armstrong & Co were awarded Lexcel Accreditation by The Law Society in 2015. This quality mark gives assurance that the practice meets high client care and business management.
» www.lawsociety.org.uk
National Probation Service
National Probation Service
The National Probation Service works within England and Wales to provide supervision of offenders, primarily in the community. It also assists in doing reports for the courts which aid in sentencing of individuals. The probation service has actually existed since 1907 but the way that it is now formed was put together as a joint venture between the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act in 2001. Northern Ireland and Scotland have their own probation service.
» www.nationalprobationservice.co.uk
Northumbria Police
Northumbria Police
Northumbria Police serves a population of 1.5 million people and covers an area of more than 2,000 square miles in the North East of England, from the Scottish border down to County Durham and from the Pennines across to the North East coast. Northumbria is one of the largest forces in the country and is recognised as one of the top performing in the UK.
» www.northumbria.police.uk
Sentencing Council
Sentencing Council
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has been set up by part four of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to promote greater transparency and consistency in sentencing, whilst maintaining the independence of the judiciary. The Sentencing Council is an independent, non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice and replaces the Sentencing Guidelines Council and the Sentencing Advisory Panel.
» sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates solicitors in England and Wales. Report a solicitor, check a solicitor's record or learn what to expect from your solicitor. Protecting consumers of legal services
» www.sra.org.uk
The Parole Board
The Parole Board
The Parole Board is an independent body that works with its criminal justice partners to protect the public by risk assessing prisoners to decide whether they can be safely released into the community.
» www.paroleboard.gov.uk
Turning Point
Turning Point
Turning Point was created to help people find a new direction in life. We can help you tackle substance misuse, mental health issues, a learning disability, or employment difficulties. We work across England and Wales, providing tailored personalised care that helps achieve positive outcomes for the people we support.
» www.turning-point.co.uk
Youth Justice Board
Youth Justice Board
The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) is an executive non-departmental public body. Its board members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice. The YJB oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales. The YJB works to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18. YJB also ensures that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour.
» www.justice.gov.uk/about/yjb

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