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Our 3 Policy Priority Areas

EQUAL is supporting service users and negotiating with power to ensure  a fairer criminal justice system.

Our vision and mission

Our vision is a criminal justice system that delivers fair outcomes for all. Our purpose is to help those involved in the development and delivery of criminal justice practice and policy to create a system free from unfair outcomes for Black and Minority Ethnic people. 

We believe that action must be taken to address the issues that lead to unjust experiences and outcomes for Black and Minority Ethnic people in the criminal justice system.

Our aim

To address the poorer outcomes experienced by BAME groups and Muslims in the criminal justice system.

The facts are clear: people from BAME and Muslim backgrounds continue to be treated unfairly in the criminal justice system and things aren’t getting better. These problems will not sort themselves out on their own and that’s why I am chairing Equal – so that we can work towards creating an environment that eliminates bias and disproportional treatment of minorities.

Iqbal Wahhab

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