Vancouver lawyer Geoffrey Cowper today released his final 175-page report into reforms to improve the British Columbia criminal justice system
"In his report, A Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century,
Geoffrey Cowper, QC, chair of the Justice Reform Initiative, offers
recommendations to government and the judiciary on ways to achieve
overall timeliness, improve court and judicial administration and
improve the experiences of victims and the community."
in the review and also released today is a report from the Legal
Services Society examining legal aid funding and a review of B.C.'s
charge assessment process submitted by Gary McCuaig, QC."
The government commissioned the review earlier this year in response to frustration within the legal system because of lengthy delays.
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