Developing a Health and Justice Strategy for Greater Manchester

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Poor health is something that impacts both victims of crime and offenders. From learning disabilities to drug addiction to poor mental health, there are a surprising number of health problems that make you more likely to be a victim of crime or an offender. So the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have decided to become the first city-region in England to develop a Health and Justice Strategy.

The aim of this strategy is to improve the health of people who are already in the criminal justice system, or who are at risk of entering it – either as a victim or offender. GMCA think this will reduce the risk of some people becoming a victim, and prevent others from getting involved in crime.

GMCA have developed a vision and a set of priorities for their Health and Justice Strategy and want your feedback to help them to improve the support they give to vulnerable people who come into contact with the criminal justice system in Greater Manchester.

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