The Working for Justice Group
Members of this group have learning disabilities, autism or both and have experience of the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders.
KeyRing runs this experts by experience group, with the support of the Prison Reform Trust. The group typically meets 4 times a year. Professionals from a range of organisations visit with the group to hear members speak about their experiences within the criminal justice system to help inform different programmes of work, research and policy development.
The group won an award at the National Learning Disabilities Awards (2014). This was for the work of the group to help make the criminal justice system more accessible for people with learning disabilities.
In 2009, the work of the group was recognized by the Longford Trust, who awarded the group a 'highly commended' prize.
The group previously worked with Lord Bradley on The Bradley Report: a review of people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal justice system.
Members of the group have also been involved in several high profile projects, delivered awareness training and have even had their say at the House of Lords and the House of Commons!
Click here to download the Working for Justice flyer pdf.
If you would like an agenda item at a future meeting please contact Neisha.Betts@KeyRing.org. Neisha can advise you on the best approach when presenting your agenda item to ensure you get the most useful feedback and recommendations.
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