The Sentencing Council for England and Wales is consulting on a package of motoring-related guidelines. These cover new and revised guidelines for: - aggravated vehicle taking offences - vehicle registration fraud - driver disqualification Various other minor amendments to guidelines are also being consulted on, some as the result of direct feedback from magistrates. The package follows up on motoring guidelines published last year, which covered offences like causing serious injury by careless driving, dangerous driving and drug driving. This session will be an opportunity to hear from about the proposed guidelines and the thinking behind them, to understand what’s changing from the existing guidelines, and to provide feedback based on your own experience of sentencing these sorts of cases. All are encouraged to contribute, either at the session itself or in writing afterwards to the consultation, which is open until 22 May.
Centre for Women’s Justice
We will be joined by speakers from the Centre for Women's Justice to speak about their recently released films 'STOP CRIMINALISING SURVIVORS!' and discuss the criminalisation of survivors of domestic abuse.