Criminal Justice Innovation Fund

The Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan: Everybody’s Business (2019- 2024) sets out the Commissioner’s vision to improving the end to end system for victims of crime and finding ways to improve the efficiency, transparency, accountability and democratic oversight of the criminal justice system.

The aims of the Criminal Justice Innovation Fund include the following:

  • Build insight, an evidence base or new solutions that leads to change and improvements in the experience and outcomes for Hertfordshire’s victims and witnesses.
  • Find ways to identify and divert people from entering the criminal justice system through preventative and early intervention initiatives and those first time entrants from further reoffending.
  • Support the delivery of improvements in the performance, efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system locally including through new digital innovations.
  • Improve the effectiveness of the referral pathways and how offenders are managed and supported as they go ‘Through the Gate’ and into the community to support reductions in reoffending.

Details of the successful applications for 2018/19 can be found here

Details of the successful applications for 2019/20 can be found here

How to Apply

The fund is currently closed.  Details of future opportunities to apply will appear here.