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BAME CJS Network

Providing mutual support, aiding sustainability and delivering a voice into government and policy makers

The over-representation of BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) communities in the criminal justice system (CJS) has been a long standing feature of life in the UK for certain BAME communities. BAME organisations have played a key role in both campaigning for and providing services for BAME communities. 

Up until March 2015 BTEG has been delivering a project to establish a national network of BAME organisations working in or around the criminal justice system (CJS) and other agencies with a specific interest in BAME communities in the CJS. This project was funded by the Ministry of Justice.

BTEG and the Young Review improving outcomes for black and Muslim young male offenders

BTEG is delighted to be supporting the second phase of the Young Review working closely with Baroness Young of Hornsey who will remain as chair. Following the release of the report in December 2014 BTEG is providing the secretariat and policy support for the establishment of an independent advisory group. The advisory group has been established on an interim basis but an open recruitment process for permanent members will commence in the autumn.

The aim of the advisory group will be to work closely with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and National Offender Management Service (NOMS) in implementing the reports recommendations. We will shortly be updating the website of the Young Review. We are now no longer funded by the MOJ under its infrastructure grant programme. We will however maintain the database of BAME groups we established and hope to work with many of them through the Young Review.

To find out more and to join please contact Mark Blake who is the Project Development Officer for the BAME CJS Network 0207 832 5834


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