Purpose of the Group
The purpose of the Group was to provide a strategic and cohesive approach to tackling barriers to employment across the justice system and to support cross system learning. The Group also intended to provide a comprehensive picture of the current activity to address recruitment, retention and promotion across the sector. The Group was set up as a short life working group and had its first meeting in October 2020. Since then, the Group has met four times with the last meeting held on 29 March 2021. The membership of the Group included representatives from all of the main justice organisations, from community groups and from academia.