Black and Minority Ethnic communities, mental health and criminal justice

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Bradley Commission briefing 1

09 September 2013

Four years on from the Bradley Report, the first report from the Bradley Commission, Black and Minority Ethnic communities, mental health and criminal justice, is published. The Commission asked Centre for Mental Health to report on areas that were under-developed in the Bradley Report, beginning with the needs of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.

The briefing finds that community groups are key to engaging BME groups that are disproportionately represented both in mental health care and in the criminal justice system. It appraises examples of best practice in services working with BME communities at critical points of the criminal justice pathway and looks to develop further understanding as to how the Bradley Report's recommendations can work for diverse communities.

Audience: Mental health and criminal justice services, local commissioners.

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