POLICING & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Within the Avon and Somerset Police which includes South Gloucestershire, Black and Minority Ethnic people are six times more likely to get stopped and searched than their white counterparts. Evidence also exists that there are dis-proportionate and harsher sentences given to BAME community members. There are a variety of reasons that contribute to this discrimination including issues, such as institutional racism. These factors mean that BAME communities are over-represented within the criminal justice system which has been highlighted in the Lammy Review
Our task is to ensure fair justice by liaising with the police and authorities to ensure their services are fair and equitable and institutions such as Avon and Somerset Police deliver on their strategies.
Safer and Stronger Communities Strategic Partnership