Criminal Justice System Training and Consultancy


Consultancy and Training for workers in the Criminal Justice System

Jonathan Charlesworth is an Expert Adviser included within the National Crime Agency’s database of accredited professionals called upon by the criminal justice system for consultation, expert advice and training on male rape and hate crime. Jonathan co-Chaired the South West Crown Prosecution Service’s Local Scrutiny Involvement Panel for nine years and was a member of a number of Strategic Independent Advisory Groups.

Since 2000 he has worked closely with all of the criminal justice system agencies – providing training and consultancy to:

  • 37 of the 45 UK Police Forces (to date)
  • Ministry of Defence
  • National Crime Agency
  • College of Policing
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Prison and Probation Services
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Judges, Magistrates and Crown Advocates

His training and consultancy continues to be tailor-made to match your workforce requirements. For the police service, for example, this facilitates either meeting national compliances or local needs.


On “How To Stop Homophobic & Biphobic Bullying – A Whole School Approach”
“As someone who has spent a lifetime dealing with the consequences of crime, harassment, bullying and hate in its various guises it is good to see this very practical articulation of how a whole-school approach to tackle homophobic bullying can intervene early to help prevent
harm and contribute towards a society that is fair, just and inclusive.
Prejudices, intolerance and fears are often set during childhood and that is why Avon and Somerset Constabulary has done its best to protect, indeed grow, our ability to work with and engage with schools. In the sensitive area of homophobic bullying, many will lack confidence and experience of how to respond. Jonathan has been offering advice to constabularies for many years and this book helps extend this to many more readers looking for insight and help.”
Andy Marsh QPM, CEO College of Policing (Chief Constable, Avon & Somerset Constabulary 2016 to 2021)


Jonathan Co-Chaired the Crown Prosecution Service’s South West Local Scrutiny and Involvement Panel between 2009 and 2022. The Panel is a key mechanism to engage with local stakeholders to support improvements on Rape & Serious Sexual Assault, Domestic Abuse and Hate Crime prosecutions across the region.  Jonathan’s an experienced facilitator, enabling members to contribute their views using his own expertise to draw out insights and promote a positive ethos of constructive learning. 

Victoria Cook, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service South West

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