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The Young Review relaunches as Equal

The report of the Young Review on improving outcomes for black and Muslim young men was launched in December 2014. It led to the establishment of the Young Review Independent Advisory Group which was chaired for the last four years by Baroness Lola Young. Earlier this year Baroness Young decided to step down as Chair. Her contribution has been immense and critical to the success of the Independent Advisory Group.

With the appointment of our new Chair, Iqbal Wahhab OBE, in May the Advisory Group took the decision to change its name, rebrand and review its strategy.

Lammy Review MOJ update – the view of the Chair of Equal

NB Equal is the new name for the Young Review

The Ministry of Justice recently launched Tackling Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice system: 2018 Update. The report highlights progress in the Department’s implementation of the Lammy Review over the past year.

The future of probation services - EQUAL’s response

In 2014/15 the MoJ introduced major changes to the probation services through the Transforming Rehabilitation programme. This initiative outsourced the management of low to medium risk offenders to Company Rehabilitation Companies (CRC’s) and implemented one national body (the National Probation Service) to manage high risk offenders.

Press Release - New Chair for Independent Advisory Group

New Chair for the National Independent Advisory Group

Action on Race Equality in the Criminal Justice System


For immediate release

Young Review welcomes the Government response to the Lammy Review


For immediate release

The Young Review welcomes the Government response to the Lammy Review


In September of this year David Lammy MP published his review into the treatment of and outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). The review highlights the key points in the system (post-arrest) which produce unequal outcomes for BAME people and makes a number of clear recommendations to address them.

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