The Toolkit is part of IARS' programme "Embedding Race Equality in Probation" which last year saw the joint IARS-London Probation Trust publication Race in Probation: Achieving better outcomes for black and minority ethnic users of probation services The toolkit is developed following consultation with probation service users and contains practical recommendations for the direct involvement of the users in the planning and delivery of the services. It also includes additional resources and guides that can further support service providers to understand and respond effectively to specific needs of the BAME offenders.
Contents: About IARS; About this toolkit; BAME user involvement in probation services; Toolkit areas; Appendices.
About the authors: Dr. Theo Gavrielides is the Founder and Director of Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS). He is also the Founder and co-Director of the Restorative Justice for All Institute (RJ4All) and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology (Centre for Restorative Justice) of Simon Fraser University as well as a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University.
Natalia Paszkiewicz is a Projects Coordinator at IARS, and she is responsible for the coordination and delivery of IARS’ Equalities research strand. She has worked in the field of Migration and Refugee Studies for nearly ten years, and her recent roles include SPARKLET (Supporting Open and Closed Reception Systems in Malta by Profiling, Action Research and Knowledge Transfer) Project Officer at the University of Malta, Senior Liaison Assistant at UNHCR Liaison Office to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta and Researcher at the Arbour, a community centre in East London.