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Edgbaston Community Centre

40 Woodview Drive

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2HB

United Kingdom

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Book a place on BOTH Uncomfortable Conversations courses (Disproportionality and Unconscious Bias) and get a 10% discount!

Uncomfortable Conversations Series (2 days)
Overrepresentation and Disproportionality of BAME Young Men in the Criminal Justice System £85
Unconscious Bias Within the Youth Justice System £85

Early Bird Tickets £170 Discounted tickets £153
Standard Tickets £200 Discounted tickets £180




Uncomfortable Conversations Series: Overrepresentation and Disproportionality of BAME Young Men in the Criminal Justice System

"The disproportionately high numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) offenders and the poor outcomes they face in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) have been drawn to the attention of successive governments, voluntary and public sector agencies for decades. The situation has frequently been the subject of independent scrutiny and attempted institutional reform. Yet despite this, poor results persist; arguably, we have now reached a critical point. There is now a greater disproportionality in the number of black people in prisons in the UK than in the United States." (The Young Review 2014, Executive Summary).


Course Content

What does this course cover?
This course examines the issue of racial disproportionality within the youth justice system and explores how the growing disproportionality of BAME children and young people in the system can be best addressed. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of what, if any, distinct needs this group has, and how these can be met. It will also consider whether current diversionary interventions for BAME children and young people involved in crime are sufficiently ‘culturally competent’.

  • Explore the reasons for disproportionality and overrepresentation within the Criminal Justice System
  • Understanding how institutional and societal barriers can potentially impede real progress within the arena of overrepresentation
  • Examine the issues specific to BAME young people within the Youth Justice System
  • Inform effective practice for addressing over representation and reducing reoffending
  • Explore strategies and resources that offer practical approaches to addressing disproportionality


Who is this course for?
The course targeted to Youth Justice professionals and probation staff, however is open to all those with an interest in crime prevention and reduction and the rehabilitation of offenders, including education staff and youth workers.




Uncomfortable Conversations Series: Unconscious Bias Within the Youth Justice System

This training course is targeted towards youth justice practitioners and aims to enhance awareness of unconscious bias with the context of the racial disproportionality and overrepresentation of young BAME people within the youth justice system. The training is intended to increase understanding of this complex issue and explore strategies and techniques to reduce the potential for UB to adversely impact upon practice. This course is for YOS case workers, probation staff, youth workers and the wider workforce who work directly with young BAME offenders.


AIMS

  • To identify the definition of unconscious bias (UB)

  • Develop a clear understanding of the science and behaviour of UB

  • Explore the ‘Organisational Unconscious’ across various institutions

  • Examine evidence-based research for UB within the Criminal Justice System

  • Support practitioners to identify their own UB and associated triggers and drivers

  • Increase awareness of how to avoid UB in everyday practice

  • Develop strategies and practical steps towards better and bias-free decision-making processes


OUTCOMES

  • Have a better understanding of the science behind unconscious bias

  • Enhanced knowledge of research and evidence base for UB across social institutions

  • Increased awareness of how UB within the CJS can impact upon disproportionality and overrepresentation

  • Useful techniques and strategies for identifying personal bias and avoiding suboptimal reasoning

  • Strengthened approaches to improve decision making processes whilst reducing likelihood of UB

  • Better understanding of how to eliminate discrimination based on UB and inequality

  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness and mindfulness in working with BAME young people within the YJS


Dates

09.30am - 4.00pm Thurs 22 - Fri 23 Nov 2018


Location

Edgbaston Community Centre

40 Woodview Drive

Edgbaston

Birmingham

B15 2HB

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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