PEOPLE are to get the chance to find out just what goes on in a magistrates’ court.
The Huddersfield court is to hold an open day on Friday, November 9, when people will be able to meet those involved in the front line of the justice system and discover exactly what they do.
These include people from the Probation Service, the Youth Offending Team, the police, Lifeline drugs service, prison officials and representatives from Witness Support.
During the day there will also be two mock courts at 11am and 2.15pm.
People will be able to be the magistrate and make decisions about the outcome of the cases.
Magistrates’ chairman Eileen Marchant said: “All members of the local community are invited to come along to the court and find out more about the working of local justice and the people involved.
“We would particularly like to see anyone who works with young people.’’