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Cambridgeshire Criminal Justice Board  
Minutes of Meeting in the CPS Library, Justinian House, Huntingdon 
Tuesday, 11th December 2012 
at 2pm 
 
Attendees: 
Position and Agency: 
Simon Parr 
Chair of CCJB and Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary 
Jim Binyon 
Performance Officer, CCJB 
Sir Graham Bright 
Police & Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire 
John Budd 
Chief Executive Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough  
 
Probation Trusts 
Frank Ferguson 
Acting Deputy Crown Prosecutor, CPS 
Dorothy Gregson 
Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire Police Authority 
Zarah Hornett 
Area Contract Manager, Legal Services Commission 
Tom Jefford 
Head of Youth Support Services, Cambridgeshire YOS  
Janette Powell 
Social Finance Reducing Reoffending Director  
Roy Stevenson 
Deputy Governor, HMP Littlehey 
Sian Jones 
HMCTS, Justices’ Clerk for Cambridgeshire 
Hannah Waghorn 
Senior Probation Officer, Project Manager of Collaboration 
David Padgett 
Vice Chair CCJB and Divisional Manager, Victim Support 
Anthea Dodson  
Head of CJU, Cambridgeshire Constabulary 
Marianne Vits 
Business Development Manager, Criminal Justice Boards’ Support Team 
 
Apologies:  
Joy Coles 
Head of Crime for South East Region, HMCTS 
David Fleming 
HMP Peterborough 
Andy Juden 
Head of Security, HMP Whitemoor 
 
Absent: 
Sue Lammin 
Head of Environmental & Community Health Services, Huntingdon District Council 
 
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1. 
 Welcome and 
The Chair opened the meeting and apologies received   
Apologies 
were conveyed.  Introductions were made around the 
 
table. 
 
PCC Sir Graham Bright thanked the CCJB members 
for their invitation to attend the meeting. 
 
 







2. 
 Minutes of 
The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 30th 
 
meeting held on 
October 2012 were approved as an accurate record of 
Tuesday, 30th 
the meeting. 
October 2012. 
 
3. 
 Introduction 
The Chair introduced Marianne Vits to provide an 
 
overview of the work of the Cambridgeshire Criminal 
Justice Board for the benefit of the attendance of the 
newly elected PCC Sir Graham Bright. 
 
4. 
 CCJB 
Marianne Vits provided an overview of the purpose 
 
Presentation 
and history of the Cambridgeshire Criminal Justice 
Board highlighting the partnership working, delivery 
structure, collaborative work, current programme of 
work, issues and opportunities facing the Board. 
 
CCJB Priorities in 2013/14 
  Efficient and Effective Criminal Justice 
System for Cambridgeshire 
  Reducing Re-offending, Reducing Crime 
  Victims and Witness Service Delivery 
  Engaging Stakeholders / Community 
Confidence 
  Protecting Resources & Value for Money  
 
A list of the recent achievements of the CCJB 
partnership were reflected on, and the vision for the 
future of the modernised, digital criminal justice 
system were highlighted. 
 
Discussion followed by partners, mentioning the 
economic landscape which is requiring greater 
partnership join up, and local restructuring and 
reduction of resources. 
 
5. 
 Police & Crime 
Sir Graham opened by thanking members for the 
 
Commissioner 
opportunity to attend the CCJB meeting. 
 
Sir Graham highlighted to the Board that he has been 
elected to represent the public.  He stressed that he is 
keen to work in partnership with organisations in 
Cambridgeshire, including voluntary organisations, 
as well as collaboratively with Bedfordshire and 
Hertfordshire. He confirmed that a number of 
voluntary organisations will need support and 
underpinning from the PCC including such agencies 
as Neighbourhood Watch etc. which perform a vital 
function of reassurance to communities locally. 
 
Sir Graham confirmed that it is so important to 
engage the public and seek their input to  
 


 
Brian Ashton, Leader of East Cambridgeshire District 
Council, will be Deputy Police & Crime 
Commissioner. 
 
6. 
 Q & A Session 
The Chair thanked both Marianne Vits for the CCJB 
 
summary power point slides, and Sir Graham Bright 
for his views and for sharing his future vision for the 
joint working which can and will be achieved by the 
PCC Office and the CCJB members. 
 
The CCJB members were then offered an opportunity 
to ask any questions of the PCC. 
 
Tom Jefford – YOS asked the PCC –  
How was Sir Graham Bright going to intend to 
establish a balance of a model which reflects the 
views of the public and is effective at delivering 
justice? 
The PCC answered that it was from feedback from 
the public who he had consulted who had highlighted 
a number of issues, but that a common theme of Anti 
Social Behaviour (ASB) was the frequent mentioned 
problem. The PCC felt that this will be a focus and a 
priority of a crime type which locally needs to be 
given appropriate energy to tackle. This will 
demonstrate to the public of Cambridgeshire that 
their views have been heard and get their support to 
help in better reporting and witness support for 
prosecution. The PCC reflected on the New York 
model of improved community cohesion and positive 
reduction in crime as a future vision for 
Cambridgeshire. 
 
 John Budd – Probation asked the PCC – 
How do you intend to improve partnership working 
in Cambridgeshire? 
The PCC confirmed that it is going to be evolution, 
not revolution in Cambridgeshire. That there is good 
partnership working currently, however knowing 
each other and challenging ourselves why we meet 
and who should meet is a constant helpful test to 
effective working. 
We need to plot the current partnership forums and 
understand if a streamlined effective partnership 
landscape can be arranged, to remove any duplication 
or have attendance from missing parties who can 
assist in the vital achievements of the shared 
priorities of the CCJB and the PCC. 
 
The Chair thanked the members for their questions. 
 


7. 
 Health & 
John Budd introduced to the CCJB members a paper 
 
Wellbeing Board 
of interest entitled:- 
 
 
 
Health and wellbeing boards and criminal justice 
 
system agencies: building effective engagement 
 
 
 
The paper had been drawn out of a joint agency 
 
workshop day attended by a wide audience of Health,   
PCT’s Criminal Justice agencies, MOJ, ACPO, 
 
Home Office, Youth Justice Board, treatment 
 
suppliers and Council Local Authorities. 
 
 
 
For Cambridgeshire Dorothy Gregson attended. 
 
 
 
This paper highlights an opportunity to influence 
 
service commissioners in the Clinical Commissioner 
 
Group (CCG). A wider debate was had with the PCC 
 
and the CCJB members about mapping and 
 
understanding the Health and CJ interactions and 
 
dependencies. Dorothy Gregson advised that John 
 
Ellis is the lead for Mental Health. 
 
 
 
Action: 
Marianne Vits 
The CCJB members requested that Marianne Vits 
draw up or locate a map of Health and CJ 
interactions. 
 
8. 
 MAPPA Business  John Budd introduced the latest Annual MAPPA 
 
Plan 
Report for 2011/12 for information to all CCJB 
members. 
 
This report is part of a national statue responsibility 
to produce this report each year. The Police, 
Probation and Prisons share the need to work to 
maintain the protection of the public under these 
partnership arrangements for the highest level of risk 
management for the most serious levels of known 
offenders in the county. 
 
For Cambridgeshire there was as at 31st March 2012: 
698 Level 1 MAPPA offenders 
66   Level 2 MAPPA offenders 
7     Level 3 MAPPA offenders (most serious) 
 
ACC Mark Hopkins chairs the Cambridgeshire 
MAPPA Strategic Board – which is an excellent 
example of effective partnership risk management. 
John Budd wanted to reflect his recognition of the 
highly skilled and dedicated staff who collectively 
work every day within this area of criminal justice 
management. 
 


9. 
 CCJB 
Marianne Vits introduced her joint paper with ACC 
 
Delivery Group 
Mark Hopkins the newly appointed Chair of the 
 
CCJB County Delivery Group. 
 
 
 
The new structure of combining the Police, CPS and 
 
HMCTS Liaison Group with the CCJB County 
 
Delivery Group is an example of the previous 
 
duplication in meetings which had been taking place, 
 
but was now being addressed. 
 
 
 
The paper gave an update on the current activity on-
 
going for each CCJB Priority. Specific projects were 
 
discussed by the CCJB members as being partially or 
 
fully implemented and the expected outcomes 
 
required to support an efficient and effective criminal   
justice system. 
 
 
 
The membership was reviewed  by the CCJB 
 
members and confirmed as included all parties 
 
required to achieve the strategic / operational 
 
management of the delivery for the priorities. A 
 
suggestion made by some of the members was that 
 
Health representation should be invited to attend. It 
 
was agreed that Health being on the CCJB IOM 
 
Strategic Board was the right forum. 
 
 
 
Action: 
Marianne Vits 
The Chair requested on behalf of the members that a 
Anthea Dodson 
meeting be arranged with Marianne Vits, Anthea 
 
Dodson and ACC Mark Hopkins to progress the 
 
future CCJB Delivery Plan aligned to the agreed 
 
prioities and how this will be driven in the County 
 
Delivery Group. 
 
 
 
Action: 
Marianne Vits 
Marianne Vits was asked to ensure the Delivery Plan 
and update from the CCJB County Delivery Group 
would be included on future CCJB agendas. 
 
10.   Home Office 
 Marianne Vits included in the CCJB papers 
 
Consultation – 
circulated to members a copy of the Home Office 
Crime Outcomes 
Consultation – Crime Outcomes 
 
This document is aiming to revise the recorded crime 
outcomes – by adding new categories improving 
transparency of crime data. This proposed new 
framework extending the number of categories a 
crime can be finalised on Police records as is 
including a number where the CPS will have a role to 
play in the outcome. These categories explain in 
more detail than the current provision why some 
 


cases are not possible to resolve to a formal 
conviction or disposal outcome. 
 
The CCJB member had a debate about the 
formulation of the categories but welcomed the move 
to more joint outcome measures in a partnership 
design. 
 
Clarity of information for the public with the clearer 
description was considered helpful to any media 
circulated data. 
 
The CCJB Performance Pack was reviewed 
following and the risk managed approach to the areas 
of performance which are considered to be in need of 
escalation were reviewed. 
 
1)  Serious Acquisitive Crime detection rate, with 
increasing volume of burglaries and a falling 
rate of detection. 
2)  Proceeds of Crime Confiscation – value of 
orders granted and the volume of restraint 
orders granted are failing to meet with targets 
and the expectation of activity. 
3)  FTA Warrants 387 at the 31st October – target 
in Police to achieve reduction to 325 by 
March 31st. 
 
11.   AOB 
The Chair took any items from all CCJB members 
 
around the table and invited guests:- 
 
 
 
Probation: 
 
John Budd highlighted to the group the Governments 
 
response to the previous “Effective Probation 
 
Service” consultation was due for Parliamentary 
 
questions on the 18th of December. It is anticipated to   
be a radical review and future changes to current 
 
Probation service. This release will be followed by a 
 
further period of consultation. This is expected to be 
 
published for circulation to the wider CJ partners on 
 
the 19th of December. 
 
 
 
The One Service: 
 
Jeanette Powell advised the members that recently 
 
due to the focus by central government on “Payment 
 
by Results” initiatives for reducing re-offending that 
 
direct comparisons had been made to The One 
 
Service - Social Impact Bond programme which 
 
Jeanette is Director. Claims were being made in some   
national reporting about the success of the 
 
programme, which is to early to say as the formal 
 
 


evaluation has not been undertaken yet. Jeanette 
 
confirmed she would circulate to members her formal   
media response. 
 
 
 
Action: 
Jeanette Powell 
Jeanette Powell to send to Marianne Vits – The One 
 
Service national media response. 
 
 
 
Simon Parr confirmed he would be happy to Chair 
 
the next CCJB meeting – but that a view or vote on if   
he should continue to Chair the CCJB would need to 
 
be looked at the February CCJB meeting on the 26th. 
 
Simon Parr also asked for the CCJB Funding be 
 
added to the February agenda. 
 
 
 
Action: 
Marianne Vits 
Marianne Vits to ensure CCJB Chairmanship, Terms 
of Reference and CCJB Funding is on the February 
26th agenda. 
 
The Chair thanked all members and guests for 
attending. 
 
12.   Date of next 
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 26th 
 
meeting 
February 2013 and will be held in the CPS Library at 
Justinian House, Huntingdon.