The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced a new partnership with the Anthony Walker Foundation, through the launch of their Access to Law Programme.
Aimed at young people (18-25) from low socio-economic backgrounds, the programme will fund six full-time paralegal officer apprenticeships, as well as provide additional support, through the Foundation, to overcome some of the social mobility barriers in place for young people today.
The Anthony Walker Foundation was established in 2006 after the racially motivated murder of Anthony in Huyton, just outside of Liverpool. Anthony’s family and friends did not want his murder to be another statistic and wanted his name to live on with a positive, lasting legacy. The foundation works to tackle racism, hate crime and discrimination by providing educational opportunities, victim support services and by promoting equity and inclusion for all.
Working with the Foundation, the CPS has developed a programme that will support participants to develop new skills and gain experiences to support their career progression within the legal sector. Given the Foundation’s roots in both the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, and two of CPS’ regional areas being within both locations, the scheme will be piloted in Liverpool and Manchester.
If you are interested, you can apply via the CPS website.Back to blog