When an unsuccessful case is returned to the police for referral to court, several weeks or months go by before the police issue a Summons and refer the case to court. How can this delay be reduced?This delay may be because the police have other cases at that point and aren't too interested in re-opening the original case and issuing the Summons.
Apparently that particular JRB makes the decision to terminate the case as a board and then they return the case to the police. I suggested that in the future they should have the family appear before the JRB for an update and, at that meeting, if the decision is made to terminate the JRB case, the family would be notified in person by the board. Not only would this give the family an opportunity to express a new willingness to work with the board, it would also give the board the opportunity to explain their decision to terminate the JRB case to the family rather than having the case manager alone tell them or just send a letter. Also, at that point, the police officer (member of the JRB) could issue the Summons to the family after that meeting and cut out any delay associated with returning the case back to the police.
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