Offploy’s founder, Jacob Hill, appeared on Channel 4 news this week to discuss the Youth Justice Board's latest report.
In the piece Jacob shared his story about his upbringing as the son of two retired police officers and how he never had any dealings with the police before being arrested for drugs-related offences when he was 21 years old.
The piece highlights the racial disparities in the criminal justice sector and how young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are more likely to be stopped and searched by police, are over-represented in our prisons, and the heightened struggle for employment on release.
At Offploy we know more needs to be done on race inequality in the criminal justice sector.
We are committed to ensuring the colleagues we hire and the candidates we support are representative of the communities we support.
We will continue to share our journey and actions as we talk with people with lived experience and experts alike. You can read more about our approach to ‘Experts through lived experience’ in this blog.
If you want to help shape our future approach to equality and inclusion across all levels of the organisation, please do get in touch.