Merseyside Police has an important role in making sure offenders are brought to justice and people who are victims or witnesses to crime are given support.
The Merseyside Criminal Justice Board has been set up to bring together all the main agencies involved in different parts of criminal justice to work together to improve the overall service and performance of the legal system.
It's purpose is to secure an increase in the number of offences brought to justice, provide care for people who are victims and witnesses of crime and improve public confidence in the criminal justice system.
Jane Kennedy, the Police and Crime Commissioner, is the Chair of the board. The board is made up of Chief Officers from Merseyside Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Her Majesty's Court Service, Probation Service, Prison Service, Youth Offending Service, a Local Authority Chief Executive and the Head of the Legal Services Commission.