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Peter Clarke addresses CJA members

Peter Clarke, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, spoke at the latest CJA Members Meeting on 6 July. He highlighted the continuing and growing challenges facing the prison estate, and the role and impact that the inspectorate can and should be having. A transcript is available here.

No respect: Young BAME men, the police and stop and search

The CJA has published a briefing on the recent experience of young black, Asian and minority ethnic people (BAME) and stop and search. No Respect is a digest of in-depth interviews and opinion polling among the two million BAME young people aged 16-30 in England and Wales.  

Policy Officer – Criminal Justice Alliance

We're recruiting a Policy Officer. If you or anyone you know would like to join the Criminal Justice Alliance, the Recruitment Pack can be downloaded here. If you have experience working for a member programme - our membership is now 120, up from 70 organisations two years ago - that's an added bonus. The Application Form can be downloaded here. The Recruitment Analysis Form can be downloaded here. Closing date Monday 10 July.
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New Lord Chief Justice

Following the retirement of Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Sir Ian Burnett has been appointed the new Lord Chief Justice. He was called to the Bar in 1980, was appointed a Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division, in 2008 and has sat in the Court of Appeal since 2014.

Queen’s Speech 2017

On Wednesday the Queen delivered to both Houses of Parliament a speech outlining the Government's proposed legislative programme for the forthcoming two-year parliamentary session. While proposals include bills on domestic violence and modernising the courts, prison reform is notably absent. The Government's full background briefing notes to the Queen's Speech are available online.
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