Describes the work of the agency that initiates proceedings against those charged with criminal offences in England and Wales.
Responsible for the development and administration of Community Legal Service and Criminal Defence Service, formerly known as legal aid. Includes information on what aid is available, how to apply and the qualification criteria.
Site details the department's role in the efficient administration of justice in England and Wales. Provides the text of various consultation papers and speeches.
Executive agency providing admin support to a number of courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Site includes a description of the court system with a number of guides to recent changes.
Independent body established by Parliament in 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform when it is needed.
An executive non-departmental public body responsible for many aspects of youth justice. These include advising the Home Secretary on the operation of the justice system in delivering its aim of preventing offending by young people.