This Award aims to carry on the legacy of Jack Merritt. Jack was a champion for marginalised and discriminated against groups, who wrote his dissertation on the overrepresentation of young Black, Asian and minority ethnic men in the UK prison system and co-ordinated educational opportunities for people in prison.
This award is for a bold and inspiring individual who has improved outcomes and opportunities for Black, Asian or minority ethnic people in the criminal justice system during the last 12 months.
This might be someone who has supported Black, Asian or minority ethnic people directly, improved understanding through research or whose campaigning has led to changes in policy or practice. They may work in the public, private or voluntary sector.
The winner of this award will receive £1,000. The runner-up will receive £500.
Entrants will be judged on the impact they have had in one or more areas of the CJA vision.
Individuals must be based in England or Wales. Individuals can nominate themselves, or they can be nominated by someone else.
The deadline for nominations is 27 September 2021.