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?
The launch of Baroness Young's report on improving outcomes for black and/or Muslim young male offenders has refocused attention again on the challenges of this agenda.
What are the specific challenges? How should the new providers and statutory bodies respond?
To consider these questions BTEG, along with local partners, held a series of one-day events around the country to explore the issues, share learning and glean any pointers from the Young Review.
Here are the reports from the events: