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This half day event will bring together David Lammy’s independent review into the treatment of and outcomes for BAME people in the criminal justice system with voluntary sector organisations working to address this issue. Delegates will hear about the Lammy Review’s progress and the work of and reports published by a range of voluntary sector organisations working to address racial disproportionality in the criminal justice system. There will be opportunities to discuss what this evidence means for the work of the voluntary sector and criminal justice agencies and how we can work together to build on the Review’s agreed recommendations post-publication.
In January 2016, the then prime minster David Cameron, announced a review into the treatment of and outcomes for BAME people in the criminal justice system which will report later this year. This review is the most significant event on race and the criminal justice system since the Macpherson Report nearly 20 years ago.
In that time the voluntary sector working in criminal justice has worked to highlight the disproportionate numbers of BAME people in the CJS and the poorer outcomes they face. The sector has continuously called for urgent action on the part of policy makers and criminal justice agencies to recognise and respond to these issues.
The sector, rooted in the communities it represents and works with, has also been at the forefront of improving outcomes and developing good practice.
The Lammy Review published its interim findings in 2016 and is due to publish its final report later this year. The voluntary sector has played a key role in assisting the review to gather evidence and alongside the review many organisations have undertaken related research and published reports. This relationship is expected to continue, post-publication, to ensure a legacy for the review and its findings.