Developing a Health and Justice Strategy for Greater Manchester

Closed 31 Oct 2019

Opened 2 Oct 2019


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 we’ve 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. We think this will reduce the risk of some people becoming a victim, and prevent others from getting involved in crime.

Why We Are Consulting

We've developed a vision and a set of priorities for our Health and Justice Strategy. We want your feedback to help us improve the support we give to vulnerable people who come into contact with the criminal justice system in Greater Manchester.

What Happens Next

The feedback that has been collected from people during this consultation will be used to shape the delivery plan for the Greater Manchester Health and Justice Strategy.



  • Anyone from any background


  • Combined Authority
  • Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Healthy lives and quality care
  • Violent crime
  • Substance misuse
  • Victims and witnesses of crime
  • Young people
  • Community cohesion