Letter to Dr Jo Farrar - Race and ethnicity: a critical moment
Voluntary organisations led by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people have set out five areas for action that HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) must take in order to address the challenges of BAME-led organisations in the criminal justice system. The paper recommends that HMPPS introduce appropriate safeguarding measures to protect BAME staff and service users who are at higher risk from Covid-19; ensure the financial sustainability of the BAME sector in the CJS; improve engagement with the BAME sector; embed considerations of disproportionality in the recovery process; and ensure transparency and accountability to reassure both BAME charities and the communities they serve. The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3) has given their full support to the paper, in a letter to Dr Jo Farrar, Chief Executive of HMPPS. Links to the paper and supporting letter are below, alongside a reply from Dr Jo Farrar on 24th August.