Tania Goddard is a PhD student whose research explores whether people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can be fit to plead, stand trial and effectively participate in criminal proceedings.
Dr Anthony Drummond is a senior lecturer whose work explores gypsies and travellers’ experiences of crime and justice since the 1960s. Anthony acts as a critical friend to the Leeds CPS Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel and is currently researching the experience of gay men during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
A main focus of Dr Katie Maras’ research is on autistic people’s experiences within the Criminal Justice System and the adaptations that can be made to accommodate their differences. Katie works with police and other legal professionals to provide evidence-based policy, guidance and training when working with autistic people, and she has particular expertise regarding police interviewing techniques. She is currently extending this work to courtroom questioning in a large ESRC-funded project running 2023-2026.
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is a social policy research organisation that focuses on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Its policy priorities are mental health, education and criminal justice. Working with communities impacted by systemic racism, ROTA helps create the policies and practices to tackle inequality.
The Responsible Business Initiative for Justice (RBIJ) is an international non-profit organisation working with companies to champion fairness, equality, and effectiveness across systems of punishment and incarceration. RBIJ grew from the campaign movement on the ground and the growing need for key economic stakeholders to help drive real change. It engages, educates, and equips businesses — and their leaders — to participate in meaningful advocacy on key criminal justice issues, support policy-specific reform campaigns, and use their resources and operations to be a force for good in society.
On a mission to address discrimination within the criminal justice system and create equity within society, UNJUST specialises in challenging policing practices and policies that disproportionately impact Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities. UNJUST undertakes research, provides services and operates a legal referral service for those in need of advice or representation.
The Traveller Movement is a national community charity promoting inclusion and community engagement with Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The Traveller Movement seeks to empower and support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities to advocate for the full implementation of their human rights.
The Zahid Mubarek Trust (ZMT) was set up by the family of Zahid Mubarek, who was murdered by his cellmate in a racially motivated attack. The work of the ZMT includes evidence-based advocacy and grassroots support to people in prison and their families, with a focus on equality, fairness and human rights.
RECOOP promotes the care, resettlement and rehabilitation of older people who have committed crimes, in prison and in the community.
Race Equality First is the recognised lead body in South Wales for tackling discrimination and hate crime and promoting the message that race equality is a human right.
Action for Race Equality’s mission is to end racial inequality. Its work champions fairness, challenges discrimination and pioneers innovative solutions to empower young people through education, employment and enterprise.
Leaders Unlocked enables young people and underrepresented groups to have a stronger voice on the issues that affect their lives. In education, policing, health, justice and elsewhere, Leaders Unlocked helps organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.
The Muslim Women in Prison Project from Khidmat Centres is grassroots research and resettlement programme for Muslim women in custody and after they are released. The project also serves as a voice for marginalised minority female groups in the criminal justice system.
JUSTICE is a human rights charity, working to reform the UK justice system with a focus on the most vulnerable and marginalised in society. It is a membership organisation, primarily of the legal profession, comprising barristers, solicitors, legal executives, academic lawyers, law students and interested non-lawyers.
ISCRE runs culturally-informed interventions to support individuals and organisations in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors, to understand the extent and nature of inequality experienced by individuals and groups in fields such as the criminal justice system, housing, employment, education, health and social care.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison. It works with parliament and the media, with criminal justice professionals, students and members of the public, influencing debate and forcing through meaningful change to create safer communities.
Hibiscus Initiatives is a leading organisation supporting foreign nationals and black, minority ethnic and refugee women involved in the criminal justice system in the UK.
The Care Leavers’ Association is a national user led charity aimed at improving the lives of care leavers of all ages. It brings together the voices and experiences of care leavers to support care leavers of all ages, improve the current care system and change for the better society’s perception of people in care.