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Event: Harnessing the power of devolution to transform criminal justice

Harnessing the power of justice devolution to transform services

The Justice and Rehabilitation Executive Board, chaired by the then Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, hosted an event on 7 July 2016 to engage and inform partner agencies around the possibilities for justice devolution.

Details about the event and presentations delivered on the day are available to download from this page.


Held at Audacious Church, the event explored the possibility of reform and transformation of the criminal justice system, including identification of risk and opportunities for Greater Manchester.

Delegates learned more about public service reform and the justice devolution deal. 

Speakers stimulated debate about how we can transform services to get better outcomes for Greater Manchester citizens.


Tony Lloyd
Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner

Tony was elected Police and Crime Commissioner on 15 November 2012. He also chairs the Justice and Rehabilitation Executive Board which will play a key role in justice devolution and reform.

In April 2017, the role of the PCC will be merged with the position of Mayor in April 2017. Until then, Tony is continuing his PCC role and is also interim mayor for Greater Manchester.

Prior to becoming PCC, Tony was MP for Manchester Central.

Andrew Selous MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation

Andrew was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Justice on 16 July 2014. He was elected the Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire in 2001.

Andrew was a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee and became a Government Whip in 2004. In 2006 he was appointed as Shadow Work and Pensions Minister. In 2010 he was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Jim Battle
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

Jim was appointed Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in July 2013. He has served the public for more than 30 years, working for a range of charities, local authorities and housing groups.

Jim was formerly the Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, a position he held since 2004. During his tenure at Manchester City Council, Jim has been one of the leading voices in the community safety arena, not just in Greater Manchester but across the United Kingdom.

Andrew Lightfoot
Strategic Director of Public Service Reform for Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Andrew was appointed in his current role in September 2014. He is responsible for driving integration of public services and working across partner organisations at a local and national level, to ensure that the Combined Authority delivers against the Public Service Reform strategic priorities, as set out in the Greater Manchester Strategy and Devolution Agreements.

Harvey Redgrave
Crest Advisory

Crest Advisory is a policy and communications consultancy which cares about building safer communities. We work with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors helping them to think, speak and act more clearly to improve criminal justice and policing.


Delegates were given the opportunity to attend two workshops, based around the following themes:

  • Youth Justice Transformation
  • Employment and Skills – in Custody and in the Community
  • Lessons from Place Based Working
  • Victims Journey
  • Offender Accommodation
  • Offender Management – Strengths Based Approaches
  • Restorative Approaches



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