The forum aims to provide a set of data standards to support effective ICT communication between the various criminal justice organisations in England and Wales.
Role of the group
The Criminal Justice System’s Data Standards Forum is a technical group whose aim is to provide a set of data standards designed specifically to support the criminal justice system (CJS) in England and Wales. The adoption of a common set of data standards by the different criminal justice organisations improves ICT communications while reducing costs.
It has 2 sub-groups.
The results sub-group assigns and maintains codes to consistently record the outcomes arising from a criminal court hearing that are passed between criminal justice organisations.
Standard Offence Wording sub-group
This sub-group interprets legislation to identity specific criminal offences and defines the standard agreed wording when charging for that offence. This ensures a consistent approach to wording across the CJS for all criminal offences.
|Colin Hand||Ministry of Justice, Technology Solution Delivery, (Chair of the Data Standards Forum)|
|Nigel Hughes||West Yorkshire Police, Police National Legal Database|
|Margaret McGeehan||Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, Head of Information|
|Adrian Shepherd||Ministry of Justice, Justice Statistics Analytical Services|
|Ian Budd||Ministry of Justice, HMCTS, Magistrates Courts|
|Alan Brightmore||Ministry of Justic, HMCTS, Crown Courts|
|Damian Hone||Kent Police, representing Consortium group of Police Forces|
|Steve Tinsley||Home Office, representing NSPIS group of Police Forces|
|Toni Blinston||c/o North Wales Police, representing NICHE group of Police Forces and police project Minerva|
|Joanne Ella||Essex Police, representing police project ATHENA|
|Aida Bakalovic||Ministry of Justice , Service Management|
|Neil Taylor||Ministry of Justice , CJS Exchange Product Board|
|Bill Couper||Metropolitan Police Service|
|Jackie Allen||Home Office, Police National Database|
|Andrew Logan||Ministry of Justice, NOMS Change and ICT Directorate|
|Steve Walmsley||Crown Prosecution Service|
|Howard Smith||Ministry of Justice, NOMS Change and ICT Directorate|
|Michael Keane||Ministry of Justice, NOMS, Planning and Analysis Group|
Terms of reference
Data Standards Forum Terms of Reference (PDF, 109KB, 10 pages)
The forum has published detailed guidance on how to use the data standards and the code lists.