by Kristina Harris
In January 2016, the Prime Minister invited David Lammy MP to find out why official figures show that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups appear to be over-represented at most stages of the criminal justice system, and what can be done about it. The review is looking at the way the criminal justice system deals with young people and adults from BAME backgrounds. It will address issues arising from the Crown Prosecution Service onwards, including the court system, prisons and young offender institutions and rehabilitation in the community.
Simon Aulton is the Deputy Director at IARS. In this role Simon project manages the work that IA
Jack Bellamy is IARS’ Office Administrator and PA to the Director. In this role Jack supports IA
By Theo Gavrielides
Happy International Restorative Justice week 2016! It is that time of the year, I get the pleasure to write my annual blog*. Empathically guessing has never been my communication style. So, here it is and I hope you enjoy it.
The IARS International Institute has been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding.
In the wake of the Brexit vote there has been a reported increase in discrimination and abuse levelled at the UK’s minority groups. One such group’s whose experiences haven’t hit the headlines is the Jewish community, yet the impact is no less real than the more reported anti Muslim or anti migrant sentiment.
IARS is preparing a submission to the Home Affairs Committee’s inquiry into anti-Semitism and are asking for organisations, groups and individuals to share with us any anti-Semitic intimidation or discrimination they have experienced.