Our policy board
The policy board is a sub-committee of the board of trustees and makes all final decisions about MA policy. It is made up of:
- Voting members: national chair, deputy chairs and the chairs of each of our policy committees.
- Non-voting members: our chief executive and policy and research officers.
If you have any queries about the policy board, please contact Tom Franklin, Chief Executive.
Our policy committees
MA committees are made up of experienced magistrates who steer research, development, and implementation of policy in their specialist areas. They work in partnership with the staff team to influence policymakers on members’ behalf and shape MA policy through recommendations to its policy board.
Recently our policy committees have:
Adult court committee
The adult court committee develops MA policy relating to the adult court, and steers associated research, development and implementation.
Diversity and inclusion committee
The MA’s diversity and inclusion committee helps to develop and implements policy related to diversity and inclusion.
Family court committee
The MA’s family court committee helps to develop and implements policy relating to the family court.
Training, learning and development committee
The training, learning and development committee helps to develop the MA’s policy on training.
Youth court committee
The MA’s youth court committee helps to develop and implements policy relating to youth court.
Committee vacancies are advertised in the summer each year—keep an eye on this page and eNews for details.