Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Bridget Shaw to the Inquiry providing an account of her experiences of as a Legal Adviser from 1998 to 2008, her time spent serving as Assistant Magistrate from 2008 to 2013 and as Magistrate from 2013 to present, and her perspective on the Jersey youth criminal justice system. [Some details redacted].

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December 2nd 2015 - December 2nd 2015

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Provides an overview of her background, referring to her employment for the Crown Prosecution Service as a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Gloucestershire before moving to Jersey in 1997 and appointment as a Legal Adviser in the Law Officers' Department in 1998. Provides an overview of her role as Legal Adviser, referring to her interaction with the States of Jersey Police and the Honorary Police, up until her appointment as Assistant Magistrate in 2008 and then Magistrate in 2013. Includes a comparison between her work in Gloucestershire and the work in Jersey. Sets out details of the role of the Legal Advisers, including a description of the decision to prosecute and comments about the impact of the corroboration rule. Includes remarks about legislative change in Jersey and the role of the Attorney General, as well as an overview of interaction with the police and justice system in England and Wales. Includes comments about Parish Hall Enquiries and the provision for remand of, and sentencing options for, school age offenders. Describes raising concerns about minor incidents at Heathfield being referred to the police and includes discussion about inter-agency co-ordination between the States of Jersey Police and Children's Services. Outlines her involvement in child abuse investigations, comments on her appointment as Assistant Magistrate and includes remarks about reviews of Jersey's youth justice system and changes made, commenting on the use of Greenfields. Finishes with an overview of the training that the judiciary receive to assist their work in the Youth Court and outlines recommendations in respect of areas of improvement.


Bailhache, William
Baker, Stephen
Baudains, Marnie
Bonjour, André Paolo
Castledine, David
Christmas, Ian
Corkery, Centenier
Davison, C F, Detective Constable
Edmonds, John
Fossey, Alison
Harper, Lenny
Holland, Roger
Le Marquand, Ian
Le Sueur, Tony
Mansell, Kevin
Morris, Robin, Advocate
Nicolle, Stéphanie
O'Donnell, Laurence
Pirouet, Geoffrey, Centenier
Sharpe, Susie
Shaw, Bridget
Wherry, Danny
Williamson, Andrew
Alcohol and Drugs Service
Attorney General
Chief Minister's Department
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Children's Service
Criminal Justice Board
Criminal Justice Working Group
Crown Prosecution Service
Education Department
Greenfields Centre
Haut de la Garenne
Heathfield Children's Home
HM Prison, La Moye
Home Affairs
Home Office
Honorary Police
Howard League for Penal Reform
Jersey Sea Cadets
Judicial College
Law Officers' Department
Legislation Advisory Panel
Les Chênes Residential School
Magistrate's Court
Operation Rectangle
Probation Service
Royal Court
St Mark's Hostel
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Youth Action Team
Youth Court
Youth Court Panel
Young Offenders Institute


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