Over representation and disproportionality

Addressing the disproportionate representation of children from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups is a priority for the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. This section includes examples of the work being undertaken by different agencies to address ethnic disproportionality in the youth justice system.

This page provides examples of programmes, interventions, reports, guidance, tools and templates on the work to address overrepresentation of children within the criminal justice system.  Examples have been provided by YOTS and other key partners within the criminal justice system.

The Ethnic Disproportionality Tool is an Excel spreadsheet that provides information about how members of all ethnic groups, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, were represented in the Youth Justice System in England and Wales in the years ending March 2012 to March 2016. The aim of the tool is to support YOTs in addressing any…
Summary: Statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System that help to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of different ethnic groups.     Race and the Criminal Justice System (2016) compiles statistics from data sources across the Criminal Justice System (CJS), to provide a combined perspective on the typical experiences of different ethnic groups.