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Language Barriers in the Criminal Justice System

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City of Westminster Archives Centre

10 Saint Ann's Street

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SW1P 2DE

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The event will highlight the impact of the English language barrier on individuals wishing to access justice and rehabilitation

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‘Language Barriers in the Criminal Justice System’ is an event organised by The Bell Foundation to highlight the impact of the English language barrier on individuals wishing to access justice and rehabilitation in the criminal justice system. The event will share findings from a large exploratory project into understanding the challenges in supporting individuals (victims, witnesses, defendants, prisoners) with low levels of English as well as sharing learning and building awareness on the impact of the language barrier.

Programme:

  • 1.45pm: Registration
  • 2:00pm: 'Why does the language barrier matter in criminal justice?' - Diana Sutton, Director, The Bell Foundation
  • 2:30pm: 'The policy response to language barriers in the criminal justice system' – Jessica Jacobson, Director, Institute for Crime and Policy Research and investigators from The Centre for Justice Innovation, and Victim Support
  • 3:15pm: 'Perspectives on the language barrier in policy-making' - panel discussion
  • 3:55pm: Close

Objectives:

  1. To promote learning on language barriers, across groups and departments
  2. To build interest in the Foundation’s work on marginalisation and language in criminal justice
  3. To raise awareness of the language barrier and its importance in the criminal justice system
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