Collectively challenging unfair policy and practice
We’re committed to breaking down the multiple barriers and challenges experienced by people who are Black, Asian, Minority ethnic or Muslim in the criminal justice system. Our National Independent Advisory Group (NIAG) is made up of a range of passionate individuals, who bring to ARE’s criminal justice work their energy and experience from a range of government, charitable, research and community settings.
Through the National Independent Advisory Group much has been accomplished in influencing policy change in relation to prisons, probation and youth justice. ARE continues to play a key role in bridging the gap between Black and minoritised communities and policy makers, presenting opportunities for policy change, and stimulating community involvement on issues of crime, victimisation, and criminal justice.”Neena Samota,
NIAG member, Senior Lecturer & Programme Director for Criminology and Sociology, St. Mary’s University
Join the National Independent Advisory Group
Action for Race Equality is looking for new members to join the advisory group to help continue its work to tackle racism in the criminal justice system.
There is no strict eligibility criteria to become a member of the NIAG, however applicants must be able to demonstrate work that positively impacts Black, Asian, Mixed heritage, Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Muslim people and communities. We hope to welcome three new members to help continue the NIAG’s work tackling racism in the criminal justice system.
If you are interested in joining the NIAG, please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 17th. This should include:
- Your name and your organisation’s name
- A link to your website or relevant material
- No more than 400 words about why you would like to join the NIAG.
We aim to respond to all applicants with decisions by December 1st.
Founder and Director, Maslaha
The following Action for Race Equality staff are also involved in running the National Independent Advisory Group and our wider criminal justice work: