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.

Annex A: Membership of the Group

Chair: the Group is jointly chaired by Jude Helliker, Police Scotland and Stephen McGowan, Deputy Crown Agent, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Secretariat: is provided by Police Division, Scottish Government

The work of the group involves the following Justice organisations;

  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Police Authority
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Scottish Court and Tribunal Service
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Scottish Legal Aid Board
  • Law Society Scotland
  • Faculty of Advocates
  • Community Justice Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Government – Police Division
  • Scottish Government – Justice Analytical Services

The work of the Group involves the following BAME organisations;

  • Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)
  • Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations (CEMVO)
  • Semper Scotland

The work of the Group involves the following academic organisations;

  • Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)
  • University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Focused Academic Engagement - Thanks to Professor Denise Martin, Abertay University who contributed to an initial literature search and review.

Thanks to Fiaz Khan (CEMVO), Khadija Mohammed (UWS), Dr Steve O'Rawe (SPS) and Professor Denise Martin, who conducted and analysed the cross-justice pilot focus groups.



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