Meet the Trainers

We are fortunate to have considerable expertise and knowledge within our own staff team – we also benefit hugely from the broad range of experience we access via our contacts and associates.

RJ Facilitators & Trainers

Picture2We are able to provide trainers and consultancy staff with an in depth knowledge and experience of developing and sustaining best quality restorative justice at all stages of the Criminal Justice System.
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Patsy Townsend

 Patsy’s professional background is twenty years plus spent in the Probation Service as a Probation Officer specialising in work with young offenders and as a development manager focusing on multi-agency partnership initiatives.

She joined the Partnership in 1998 and is currently Director of the Partnership. As well as leading the team, her other key role within the Partnership is to direct all our Early Interventions initiatives.  A key strand of work within this is the The Family Matters programme which supports the complex needs of vulnerable families with a family member in prison. Read more …

Julia Worms

Julia has some fifteen years experience in the field of domestic violence, working with a variety of voluntary and statutory sector projects during that time.   Originally she worked in service development in the Thames Valley informing best practice, developing risk and case management and promoting early intervention and prevention work. She has experience across a range of multi-agency responses and strategy development Read more …

Dr Sam Wright

Sam has worked primarily as a social researcher for the past twenty years.  Starting as a PhD student and part-time lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, she then took up a Research Fellow post at Manchester Metropolitan University. After five years at MMU, she was offered a job commissioning social research for the civil service. She left that post in 2000, to start working for Nacro – initially as a project development consultant, and later becoming a Research and Evaluation Manager. Read more …

John Hedge

John ‘s background is in Probation working in a range of settings for many years in London and the Thames Valley.   He joined the Thames Valley Partnership  in 2003  on secondment from probation and managed a number of projects including work on alcohol, anti-social behaviour, and community engagement.  Read more …

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