New funding available to improve outcomes and wellbeing for speakers of English as a second or additional language

The Bell Foundation is excited to be seeking new grant partnerships in 2022. Following the launch of the groundbreaking research series Language Barriers in the Criminal Justice System, The Bell Foundation is launching a new funding round to address the key issues facing speakers of English as a second or additional language in the criminal … Continued

Gaps in Language Support Create Barriers to Accessing Justice and Rehabilitation, New Research Finds

A new report, Language barriers in the criminal justice system, carried out by Victim Support, the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR), the Centre for Justice Innovation and funded by The Bell Foundation, found victims who speak English as a second or additional language (ESL) often struggled to communicate important information to law … Continued

Blog: How Cultural Mediation Makes Women’s Voices Heard

Marchu Girma is the Chief Executive of Hibiscus Initiatives. Hibiscus Initiatives is a charity that provides trauma-informed services for Black and migrant women in the community and prisons. Hibiscus Initiatives supports families, women, and men in Immigration Removal Centres. A new report from Hibiscus highlights the benefits of cultural mediation – interpretation that addresses the … Continued