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CJA Trustee Recruitment

The Criminal Justice Alliance is seeking to recruit new trustees to join our Board from January 2018. We always aim to recruit both from our member organisations and among those with expert knowledge to bring to our work. Please find below: Background Information on the CJA and its Board, including a Role Description Recruitment Analysis Form Applicants are asked to send a CV and covering letter (of no more than 500 words) outlining why they’re interested in the role and what they could bring to our Board. They’re also asked to provide details of two referees. Applications close on Monday 25 September. Interviews will be in October.    

CJA Awards 2017

The CJA Awards celebrate organisations and individuals who have made a marked contribution to Effectiveness Fairness New models of delivery anywhere across the criminal justice pathway from policing to prisons and probation. The 2017 Awards – generously supported by the Hadley Trust – will give prizes of £4,000 and £2,000 to two organisations and £1,000 to an individual to support the area of their work. Entrants must have worked in their field for at least two years. This year’s judges include Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times, and Eva Hamilton MBE, Founder and CEO of Key4Life. Details about how to apply available here.

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.  
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Lammy Review

The Lammy Review, chaired by David Lammy MP, has published its final report on the treatment of, and outcome for, BAME people in the criminal justice system. People from minority ethnic communities continue to be charged, tried and punished and higher rates than white people. The report is available here.

Farmer Review on prisoners and families

Lord Farmer's review of prisoners' family ties has called them the 'golden thread' that should tie together any rehabilitation policy framework. The Farmer Review was commissioned in 2016 in partnership with Clinks to explore how the nature of relationships between prisoners and their families can improve rehabilitation.

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.
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