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Divert and Panorama top CJA Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's CJA Awards. A full list of the winners can be found here and further details of their work, and the work of shortlisted and longlisted organisations and individuals can be found in What Good Looks Like.

PGA President Andrea Albutt speaks at CJA Members Meeting

Andrea Albutt, President of the Prison Governors Association, spoke at the last CJA Members Meeting about the historical and current challenges facing the prison service and what can be done to improve treatment and outcomes for prisoners and staff. A full transcript of her speech is available here.

CJA Awards 2017 Shortlists

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for this year's CJA Awards. The full lists for outstanding organisation, individual and journalism are available here.
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Government’s response to Lammy Review

The Government has today responded to the review of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people’s treatment and outcomes in the criminal justice system, outlining the actions it has taken or will take in relation to each recommendation. As a key principle from the review, the Government has adopted “explain or change” as an approach to identify and objectively assess disparities, and then decide whether and how changes need to be applied. The response is available here and a copy of the Lammy Review, published in Sept 2017, is available here.

Police Legitimacy report raises concerns over use of stop and search

As part of the annual inspections of police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, for the third year HMICFRS have assessed how legitimate police forces are at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Their national report, based on inspections carried out between April and July 2017, found that forces are committed to improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk damage to relationships with local communities by continuing to be unable to demonstrate fair use of stop and search. The full report is available here and is published alongside individual reports on the legitimacy of each Home Office-funded police force in England and Wales.
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