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Blog post: Celebrating Black History Month

Jacqui MacDonald-Davis JP, co-chair of the MA's Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Network, talks about what the month means to her

In this blog post, Jacqui MacDonald-Davis JP, who is a trustee of the MA as well as co-chair of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network of magistrates, talks about Black History Month means to her in the contest of the Magistrates Association.

MA calls for changes to reduce impact of crown court backlogs on cases involving violence against women and girls

MA national chair calls for implementation of changes to magistrates' jurisdiction, to ease the burden on crown courts

The MA national chair, Bev Higgs, has written to The Guardian newspaper calling for magistrates' jursidiction to be increased to a 12-month custodial sentence for a single offence to help reduce the backlog of cases in the crown courts and thus speed up the process of justice.

MA supports '2020 Vision: 100 Years of Justice exhibition'

20 contemporary artists from across England and Wales involved

The MA turned 100 last year. To celebrate a century of being the collective voice of the magistracy and the tireless pursuit of justice, we've proudly supported a new exhibition '2020 Vision: 100 Years of Justice'. The exhibition is taking place between 12 - 23 October at D Contemporary gallery.