JUSTICE is an all-party law reform and human rights organisation working to strengthen the justice system – administrative, civil and criminal – in the United Kingdom.
Travers Smith is the Corporate partner for JUSTICE's expert panel investigation into the over representation of BAME youth in the criminal youth justice system. This involves hosting and actively participating in three specialist sub committees every other month and one full expert panel meeting in each of the intervening months over a 12-18 month period. At the conclusion of this process an extensive written report of structural recommendations intended to make the criminal youth justice system fairer and to address the racial bias that currently exists will be produced. A high-profile launch of the final report is expected in late 2020 or early 2021, following which the firm will work alongside JUSTICE to ensure the working party's recommendations are implemented.