BTEG is delighted to announce the appointment of Dale Simon CBE as their new Advocate Consultant.
Dale, a former director at the Crown Prosecution Service, will work closely with Baroness Young of Hornsey, Clinks and a soon to be launched Independent Advisory Group to make sure The Young Review (2014) recommendations are implemented.
A key focus for Dale will be to influence Government and key opinion formers and to create a policy narrative to generate interest from Parliamentarians, the media and commissioners.
Dale Simon CBE said: ‘I have spent over 20 years working in the criminal justice system and tackling inequalities so I am delighted to have been appointed as the Advocate Consultant for this very important review! Just this weekend the Prime Minister highlighted the shockingly disproportionate number of black men in prison and announced the need to look into the causes for this. However, in addition to being sent to prison in higher numbers young black and/or Muslim men also experience more negative outcomes while in prison and upon their release. Phase II of the Young Review aims to work in partnership with Parliamentarians, government departments, voluntary sector service providers and communities to implement the recommendations of the Young Report and encourage the development of effective rehabilitation and resettlement programmes that address the specific needs of black and Muslim offenders; and as such, have the potential, to reduce reoffending levels. I am very much looking forward to helping the aims of the review become a reality!’
Jeremy Crook OBE, Director of BTEG, said ‘We have a formidable partnership led by Baroness Young of Hornsey that is committed to improving outcomes for young black and/or Muslim men in prisons and on release. Dale Simon CBE brings considerable criminal justice expertise and this will help us to influence policy and practice at the highest levels.’
BTEG leads the Young Review Phase II which works closely with the Ministry of Justice and National Offender Management Service to improve outcomes for young black and/or Muslim men.
The Young Review Phase II is supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Lankelly Chase Foundation. For more information on the Young Review and to download the Review report please visit www.youngreview.org