The government is asking for evidence on the functions of the Civil Justice Council and Family Justice Council in a review that will consider abolition.
The future of the Civil Justice Council, which advises the lord chancellor and the Family Justice Council, which promotes inter-disciplinary approaches to family justice, will be scrutinised under the Cabinet Office’s triennial review process.
The Judicial Office is seeking views on the following areas:
- How the CJC/FJC functions should be delivered
- Whether the bodies should be abolished
- If the functions could be moved to the Ministry of Justice
- Whether they should be delivered by the voluntary or private sector or by a new executive agency
- Should they remain arm’s length bodies