In late November 2012 a newly formed steering group met to begin outlining the parameters, goals, name and programme of work for a new collaboration of 80+ campaigners, activists, academics, trade unionists, practitioners and people affected by the criminal justice system. This is just the start of a process and further dates are now set for 2013 to maintain momentum for this essential work to offer a new voice in the public debate about the overuse of criminal justice and the need for a dialogue about social justice and harm in society.
Our aims are:
- To campaign for a radical reduction in the size and scope of criminal justice.
- To promote genuine alternatives to criminal justice processes and social inequalities.
- To advocate for social justice solutions rather than punishment as a response to social problems, inequalities and harm.
What we call this new collaboration is still up for discussion with ‘Reclaiming justice’ and ‘Campaign against penal excess’ (CAPE) currently on the table. Let us know what you think – comment on the bottom of this post or email firstname.lastname@example.org.