Last Autumn, the First Minister announced the appointment of a new Commission on Justice in Wales, tasked to examine how a distinct Welsh justice system might be established, and in particular to identify options that improve ‘people’s access to justice, reduces crime and promotes rehabilitation’.
On 26th January, WCPP held a roundtable discussion bringing together members of the new Commission with respected experts who have led previous commissions on Welsh policy matters, taking stock of what makes them effective. We had a rich and insightful discussion.
Commissions, task forces and panels are a common tool in policy-making in Wales today and we hope that the report will be useful to everyone involved in them in the future. Watch this space!