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Learning from the Young Review recommendations - the reports

Jul 01, 2015 - Comments: 0

The launch of the new Transforming Rehabilitation contracts in April 2015 saw some of the biggest changes to services for offenders in a generation, with consortiums of private and  voluntary sector providers giving packages of support from  prison into the community and delivering these services to offenders with sentences of less than a year.

Will these new structures and interventions improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority  ethnic (BAME) offenders who experience some of the poorest outcomes across the offender population?

Consultation with young people serving custodial sentences

Jul 23, 2014 - Comments: 0

Last July I spent a day at HMP Warren Hill Young Offenders Institute participating in two focus groups with seven black and minority ethnic young inmates. The young men were all aged 18 or younger.

Stop and Search Consultations

Oct 16, 2013 - Comments: 0

BTEG has been leading a series of community consultation events on behalf of the Race Equality Coalition (a group of more than 30 civil society organisations working in the area of race equality) in response to the Home Secretaries consultation on police stop and search powers.

The links below are to the over-arching project report and ten individual event reports that were produced as part of the process. We are looking forward to the Home Office’s response to the consultation.

Race Equality in the Criminal Justice System

Oct 14, 2013

This briefing has been produced to accompany a series of consultation events BTEG held over October and November 2011 to both launch and inform the development of its network for BAME organisations and specialist projects working with BAME communities in the CJS. The paper succinctly highlights the major issues facing BAME communities and CJS institutions with regards to disproportionately poorer outcomes for certain BAME communities in relation to key CJS outcome indicators from police relations, to sentencing through to the prison population. 

BTEG joins T2A (Transition to Adulthood Alliance)

Oct 09, 2013

BTEG is delighted to announce that it is joining the T2A alliance. Brought together under the auspices of the Barrow Cadbury Trust T2A is an alliance of range of voluntary and community sector organisations providing direct support services to or campaigning on issues affecting young offenders (18-24 year olds.) This group are over represented in the offender management system and make up more than 10% of the entire prison population.

The Young Review

Oct 09, 2013

Improving outcomes for Muslim and African/Caribbean young male offenders

An Independent Review led by Baroness Young of Hornsey

In March 2013 BTEG in partnership with Clinks and Baroness Young of Hornsey held a roundtable meeting in Westminster to discuss how we can better address the challenge of improving outcomes for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic offenders, through the commissioning process particularly within the context of the huge changes happening across the offender management system.

How do we recruit more Black, Asian and Minority ethnic Police officers?

Oct 08, 2013

Mark Blake

I had the pleasure of attending a community based conference in the great city of Liverpool last week at the Al Ghazali Centre. The Al Ghazali Centre is a community centre based in Liverpool which was established in the early 1990’s by the local Yemeni community and serves a mixed multicultural population.

The conference brought together members from the local communities and representatives from Merseyside Police to discuss ethnic minority recruitment into the Police.

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