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Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS)

Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) North and West Yorkshire embarked on a major initiative to increase community engagement, and commissioned Agencia to act as Project Manager for the first year of the programme.

The aims of the initiative were to increase awareness and involvement among local people in the work of the Magistrates’ Court, and to increase the understanding among judges and magistrates of the views and issues in local communities and take account of these in the work on sentencing and punishments as appropriate.

The Agencia team took day to day responsibility for developing community engagement across 13 Benches in North and West Yorkshire, and delivered a programme to gain stakeholder support and commitment, and disseminate learning about lessons from previous pilot projects, as well as undertaking the overall project administration roles of budgetary control, public relations co-ordination and meeting administration.