Race, mental health and criminal justice: Moving forward

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This joint briefing from Nacro, Clinks, Association for Mental Health Providers, and the Race Equality Foundation explores the challenges in providing effective mental health support for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities that have contact with the criminal justice system, and how to address the disproportional access to, and outcomes from, services.
Based on analysis of existing research, and workshops with people with lived experience from BAME communities and voluntary sector practitioners, it gives recommendations for moving forward through providing appropriate services; using data; involving people with lived experience; workforce and training; and integrated working.