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A positive state of mind: real life stories of desistance

Sep 03, 2014 - Comments: 0

A conference on desistance and the secure estate would not be everybody’s first choice for a Friday night out. It’s a testament to the high regard in which the conference organiser Bilal Dunn is held in that nearly 100 people made the trek to the Hendon campus of Middlesex University, in the outer reaches of north London, to attend a captivating and emotional event on Friday 1st August.

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. 

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