Cross Justice Working Group on Race and Workforce: progress report

Progress report from short life working group set up to provide a strategic and cohesive approach to tackling barriers to employment across the justice system and to support cross system learning.


The progress set out above is a summary of the work that has been progressed collectively by Justice partners. Working collectively has facilitated greater consistency, and has provided opportunities for shared learning, which will help the Justice sector to fulfil their shared aspiration that they are more reflective of the population they serve. It is encouraging to see a number of initiatives already ongoing within individual organisations in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, which will complement and align with the work of this group. The work currently underway within public sector is a good example of this and is set out in the Annexes.

The Group recognise that addressing equality, diversity and inclusion within the workforce across the Justice sector is challenging and the Group have only begun to un-pick some of the issues that need to be resolved. Continued leadership from all organisations within the Justice sector is essential and will be required to maximise the impact of this work.



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