Racially minoritised people are over-represented in the criminal justice system. This needs to be addressed at a systemic level if we are to create a just and equal system. We need better, and more consistent, responses to reduce the number of racially minoritised people in our justice system. What can voluntary organisations do to achieve culture change? How can we go further than changing our language and change the criminal justice system? What are localised solutions to these problems?
Some criminal justice areas have launched innovative plans to tackle racism, such as the Wales Anti-racist Action Plan and the Anti-Racist Programme in Plymouth.
In this expert seminar, we will hear from Hannah Jenkins-Jones; Criminal Justice Race Equality Implementation Manager for Wales, Josh Stunnell; CEO of bthechange CIC, and Amanda Sheriff; Clinks’ Plymouth Criminal Justice Transformation Strategic Lead. They will speak about their experiences of developing anti-racism strategies to transform services and bring about equality for racially minoritised people in the criminal justice system.
Attendees will come away with:
- An understanding of different approaches and strategies delivery organisations can take to advocate for racially minoritised people.
- Insight into how the expertise of racially minoritised people can be harnessed in policy influencing work.
- How different approaches can be taken at a local level to achieve transformational changes in how services are run.
About Stronger voice
The Stronger voice programme is funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, and aims to help the voluntary sector working in criminal justice to develop a unified and influential voice, at both a national and regional level. Through this programme, Clinks are bringing together experts across policy, campaigns and communications for a range of free events, training and coaching opportunities to support organisations of all sizes to feel more confident in influencing policy and campaigning for change.