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									Equality and Diversity within
Criminal Justice and Mental
           Health

  Leah White and Greg Richards
 Community Development Officers
           Criminal Justice
• Our intention is on supporting positive
  changes in the well-being of people with
  health and social care needs in all areas of
  the criminal justice system.

 we hope to bring together representatives
 of statutory, voluntary and private
 organisations to make the best use of
 resources and expertise available to
 improve services in Hampshire.
   Principles of our approach
• Focus on the persons CJS Journey
  – Community
  – Police
  – Court
  – Prison
  – Probation
• Children and Young people separate but
  connected strategy
   Principles of our approach
• Themes, reducing re-offending, social
  inclusion, integrated care, partnership
  working, commissioning
• Tri-partite strategy, DH, NOMS and Home
  Office
• Person centred, pragmatic, realistic and
  visionary.
  The current position nationally
• Still large numbers of BME individuals within the
  criminal justice system – both within the prison
  service and forensic service.
• A study into the operation of the civil sections of
  the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) found that
  police officers are prone to associating black
  people with risk factors, with the result that black
  people are more likely to be detained by police
  under Section 136 of the MHA and taken to a
  ‘place of safety’, thereby opening that channel
  into the psychiatric services [NARCO study,
  2007.
   The Current Position locally
• Last year the community development
  officers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
  held a mental health conference in
  Basingstoke, which included a workshop
  on Criminal Justice and Mental Health.
• This was followed up my a local seminar
  on the subject to raise the profile locally of
  such issues.
               Way Forward
•   Mainstream services
•   Seamless provision
•   Equality sensitivity
•   Improved partnerships
•   Improved data quality and information
    management /sharing
                  Bradley Report
• An independent review, led by Lord Keith Bradley,
• the diversion of individuals with mental health problems from
  the criminal justice system and prison was launched on 31
  January this year.
•
• The Bradley review will examine the extent to which offenders
  with mental health problems or learning disabilities could, in
  appropriate cases, be diverted from prison to other services.
  The review will explore diversion at any point of the offender
  pathway, including diversion away from the criminal justice
  system itself, whilst continuing to safeguard the public. It will
  also consider the barriers to such diversion. The Bradley
  review is expected to report in Summer 2008.(Spring 2009)

								
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