Tag: Bedfordshire Police and Crime Panel

Delays to criminal justice cases are pushing trials back with the potential for victims and witnesses to move on with their lives rather than go to court

Delays in the criminal justice system threaten to cause “a very considerable problem” and encourage victims or witnesses to back out, a meeting heard.
A backlog of more than 50,000 cases has stacked up because of the pandemic, Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Panel was told.

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Bedfordshire Police and Crime Panel: Mental health triage

A system designed to support mental health patients in Bedfordshire saved more than 400 police deployments and prevented almost 200 detentions during the last year, a meeting heard.
With its programme for frequent service users, the mental health hub has saved an estimated £20,000 per user per month across each of the county’s emergency services, according to Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway

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