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CJA provides COVID-19 recommendations to Justice Select Committee
2nd April 2020
The CJA has today sent a briefing with recommendations to the Justice Select Committee regarding COVID-19, at their request. When the significant impact of COVID-19 became apparent two weeks ago, we worked with some of our members to establish pragmatic recommendations for policy and practice to reduce the burden on the criminal justice system, and ultimately, to protect the lives of those working in or affected by it. These were communicated privately to the government and to officials. However, progress remains frustratingly and dangerously slow. We urge the Select Committee to press government to make decisions immediately, to protect the health and safety of those who work and are supported and managed through the criminal justice system.