People all across the world have been impacted by the tragic killing of George Floyd and the powerful messages coming from the Black Lives Matter movement. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are acutely aware that BAME communities have been particularly distressed and affected by the challenging and emotive nature of the issue and recent events.
Talking about race and racism is not an easy or comfortable conversation for anyone to have and they are aware it causes some people to relive trauma by sharing their experiences. But as long as you are comfortable, the CPS in London would like to have that conversation and hear directly from you and service users in a forum dedicated to these issues.
They will focus the session(s) on how recent events have impacted you, your organisation, family and the community; in terms of how you view the Criminal Justice System and more specifically the CPS as the public prosecution service:
- How are we doing?
- Are we are getting it right?
- And if not, what more we can do?
As well as listening to your views, including any concerns and to respond to them as best as possible they will also ensure that your insights feed into the on-going Covid-19 recovery planning and build an understanding of how these issues are effecting you.
Conversations will be held via Microsoft Teams throughout September.
If you would like to take part, please email Maddi - Maddi.Joshi@cps.gov.uk by Friday 28 August with your preferred dates and she will forward you the link to join the conversation.