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COMPASS

 

Crown Prosecution Service Case Management System

CJSE

 

Criminal Justice System Exchange

CJS

 

Criminal Justice System

CJO

 

Criminal Justice Organisation

CJIT

 

Criminal Justice Information Technology

CCRN

 

Court Case Reference Number

BSI

 

British Standards Institute

ASN

 

Arrest Summons Number

ACPO

 

Association of Chief Police officers

MAPPA

 

MAPPA stands for Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements. It is the process through which the Police, Probation and Prison Services work together with other agencies to manage the risks posed by violent and sexual offenders living in the community, in order to protect the public.