Posted on July 29, 2014
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We’ve got something a little different planned for you this week. Community month may be coming to a close, but we’re going to go out with a bang: every day until 30th June, we’re sharing a community story with you.
And we’re kicking off this week by introducing you to three new ambassadors. They’re all from the Crown Prosecution Service (for those who don’t know, that’s the government department that prosecutes criminal cases investigated by the police and other bodies in England and Wales).
First up is Baljit Ubhey OBE. We’re so pleased to be able to call her our ambassador because of her incredible achievements in the justice system. She is the CPS’s Chief Crown Prosecutor for London – she’s presided over several high-profile cases, including overseeing the first ‘cash for crash’ prosecution.
Baljit is the national hate crime champion within the CPS. In her 22 years of CPS experience, she’s occupied roles from Senior Policy Advisor to Diversity Manager, during which she set up the Equality and Diversity Unit.
You can find out more about Baljit’s story from her Features video above. She talked to the What I See Project about what she wanted to be when she was younger (an ice cream van lady or landscape architect), the importance of taking risks, the best advice she’s been given… and what she sees in the mirror: ‘A very determined a courageous woman… I love what I do, I’m at peace with myself, so I see a happy contented person.’