Julie Bowman from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside awarded OBE


Julie Bowman, a senior business manager from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to law and order, particularly for her work in introducing paperless digital working to the criminal justice system.

On receiving the news of her OBE honour Julie said: "This is a very great personal honour and I am delighted and humbled to have been awarded it. I'm glad that I have been able to play a part in introducing digital working but this could not have been achieved without the wholehearted commitment of all my colleagues, not only within the CPS but also in our courts and police forces."

Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "Julie started at the CPS in 1995 at the most junior administrative level. Through her own unstinting determination and effort she has been promoted to her current position. Julie is entirely self-taught and the skills, expertise and the unparalleled knowledge she has acquired is now highly influential at regional and national level.

"The introduction of paperless working involved a dramatic culture change across all agencies involved in the delivery of criminal justice. Julie's leadership of the project to implement digital working across Yorkshire and Humberside has transformed the way criminal justice is delivered locally and nationally. Digital working is an essential and revolutionary change which affects every agency in the administration of justice in England and Wales. Thanks to Julie's considerable knowledge, enthusiasm and can-do attitude, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside is at the forefront of digital working nationally, and the CPS leads on digital working across the CJS."