Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME)
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are over-represented at every stage of the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Clinks works in partnership with BAME organisations to challenge this imbalance and provide tailored support to organisations working with BAME offenders.
On this page:
- The Young Review
- Clinks directory of BAME offender service
- Innovation grants to improve BAME resettlement outcomes
- Clinks publications
- Other resources
Chaired by Baroness Young of Hornsey, with the support of BTEG and Clinks, the Young Review was a time limited Task Group, running from Autumn 2014 and set up to advise the Ministry of Justice and future providers on how to improve outcomes for young black and/or Muslim men in the Criminal Justice System.
Clinks Directory of BAME Offender Services is a dedicated section of our main directory providing detailed information on services for BAME offenders. The directory aims to ensure that BAME service users can find and access appropriate services for their needs. You can search the directory on the right hand side of this page.
In 2013/14, with funding from the National Offender Management Services, we awarded 9 innovation grants of up to £1500, to support the development of innovative approaches to achieving improved resettlement outcomes for BAME offenders.
Read more about the grants and their outcomes here.
You can read a summary of criminal justice statistics in relation to race, ethnicity and faith here.
You can also download Clinks statistical toolkit which provides information on race and ethnicity and criminal justice by police force areas here.
In March 2013 Clinks, in partnership with the Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG), held a roundtable hosted by Baroness Young of Hornsey. The focus of the discussion was improving outcomes for young black men between the ages of 18 and 25 in the Criminal Justice System. Click to download a full event report, which also includes an overview of recent data and research.
In response to the roundtable discussion’s recommendations Clinks are now working with Baroness Young and BTEG to convene the Young Review.
Published in November 2010, 'Double Trouble'? is the report of research commissioned by Clinks into the resettlement experiences and needs of BAME offenders.
Less Equal Than Other: Ethnic minorities in the Criminal Justice System (2008) - This report acts as a reminder of the strength and value of voluntary and community-based organisations that challenge inequalities and provide a powerful network to address change.
You can find a list of other resources about race, ethnicity and the criminal justice system here