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London seminar: Overcoming the barriers to change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic young offenders

This free seminar focussed on practical solutions and overcoming the barriers to change and discussed how HMPPS Youth Custody Service is meeting the needs of BAME young people.

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12 June, 2019

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Jeremy Crook OBE | Race – External Liaison and Learning Lead, HM Prison and Probation Service and Chief Executive, Black Training and Enterprise Group

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Adrian Stretch | Head of Quality and Continuous Improvement, HM Prison and Probation Service, Youth Custody Service

The majority (51%) of young people in youth offending institutions are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Reoffending, school exclusion, stop and search and unemployment rates are significantly higher for black young people. BAME service providers should play a greater role in supporting BAME young offenders and reducing reoffending both in custody and the community.

How do we ensure interventions and commissioning are responsive to the needs of BAME young offenders?

How is HMPPS Youth Custody Service meeting the needs of BAME young people?

This free seminar focussed on practical solutions and overcoming the barriers to change.

Please see the attached slide pack for further information.

Overcoming the barriers to change for BAME young offenders (seminar slide pack)

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Published 29 April 2019