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MoJ report praises Levelling the Playing Field project

Our joint project with the Youth Justice Board, has been highlighted as a “significant action” in a new Ministry of Justice report into tackling racial disparity in the criminal justice system.

The report is a response to the Lammy Review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in criminal justice – and contains many of the key messages about role models, trust and representation that underpin our new £1.7m nationwide sport-based programme.

As well as being highlighted in the report’s foreword by Rt Hon Robert Buckland MP, Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice, Levelling the Playing Field is also listed in an extensive overview of the progress achieved so far by the MoJ and its key partners in tackling the over-representation of ethnic minorities in the Criminal Justice System.

The report notes that black children were four times more likely to be arrested than white children during the year ending March 2019, and that on average 49% of children in custody were from an ethnically diverse background during the same period (compared to 45% the previous year).

Click on the link below to read the MoJ report

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