Three steps to a faster, more efficient justice system
With the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom faced with cutting £220 million a year from the criminal legal aid budget, there is little doubt that improving the efficiency of HM Courts and Tribunals Service is inevitable. The prospect is a familiar one for justice systems around the world. Fragmented services, multiple agencies and entrenched behaviors mean that the process of realizing justice is often too slow—reducing the cause and effect of enforcing punishment and diluting the impact on offender behaviors.
While there is no “quick fix,” digital technologies can speed up justice processes for the benefit of citizens—a fact that 63 percent of citizens recognize in a recent pulse survey by Accenture. What is more, digital has the power to free up funding to reinvest in vital programs such as rehabilitation and recidivism. In turn, the justice system can drive out crime and its associated cost to truly transform and inspire public safety solutions that deliver public service for the future.