PEOPLE from across Cheshire are invited to join experts from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to help improve the way in which ‘hate crime’ issues are tackled in the county.
A hate crime occurs when a person is targeted because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or a disability.
The hate crime scrutiny panel meets four times a year to look at a sample of recent cases.
New members are sought who either live or work in Cheshire and have knowledge and/or experience of the issues facing the following groups: black and minority ethnic; gypsy and traveller; gender/transgender; disability; lesbian, gay, bisexual; religion or belief and age.
Claire Lindley, chief crown prosecutor for Cheshire, said: “Panellists need not be a member of any particular group and are not expected to speak ‘on behalf’ of a particular issue or community, but are invited to use their knowledge and experience to contribute to discussions.”
Contact Alison Clague with details of your name, age, address and experience at CPS Cheshire, 2nd floor, Windsor House, Pepper Street Chester CH1 1TD, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01244 408 611.