BAME Young People and the Criminal Justice System One day

BAME Young People and the Criminal Justice System
One day seminar on the challenges of improving criminal justice outcomes for BAME
young people aged 16-24
9:30 am - 4:00 pm 22 July 2014
Black, Asian and minority ethnic young people have long been over-represented within the
criminal justice system. With austerity and Transforming Rehabilitation dominating the
current debate there is a danger that inequalities within the system have been hidden or
However recent developments have put BAME young people back on the agenda:
The Home Secretary's consultation and HMIC inspection of police stop and search
practices which highlighted that those from the BAME community are seven times more
likely to be stopped and searched than a white person
Baroness Young's independent review into improving outcomes for young black male and
Muslim offenders
The YJB's aim to reduce the numbers of BAME young people entering both the youth
justice system and custody
The chair for the day is Angela Sarkiss, YJB Board member, and speakers include:
Baroness Young;
Neena Somata, Stopwatch;
Patrick Williams, Manchester Metropolitan University;
Bilal Dunn, The Noor Initiative
Annetta Bennett
This event, jointly hosted by the Criminal Justice Alliance and BTEG will provide an
opportunity for practitioners and policy makers to hear challenging presentations, stimulate
discussion and to debate the issues and network.
This is a free event with places limited to one per organisation. For further information
about location and to RSVP please contact Stephen Moffatt here.