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Meet the Team

Head of NASDC, Justin Coleman has extensive knowledge of the Criminal Justice System (prison and community) and received ‘Best Practice’ from HM Inspectors for his work with Long Term Offenders. He was also awarded Prison Officer of the Year 2009 (Working with Young People) and a Major Butler Trust Award amongst others for his programme design and delivery. Justin has led on many of the 2nd Chance Project initiatives using sport in the Criminal Justice System.

Chair, National Alliance of Sport for the Desistance of Crime, James Mapstone is Founder and Managing Director of 2nd Chance Group CIC. James came from the private prison service where he gained vast experience in the fields of physical education, operational management and educational leadership. He is experienced in multi agency working and delivering sport based programmes to high risk young people. James also consults on programmes and qualifications relating sport and youth crime worldwide.

Chair, Prevention and Early Intervention Positive Action Group, Jane Ashworth OBE is the Chief Executive of Street Games who deliver the benefits of sport to disadvantaged communities. Previously, Jane worked  at Sport England for ten years, and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on government policy to bring together sport with regeneration policy. Jane was awarded the OBE for services to community sport in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2011.

Co-ordinator, Gangs, Violence and Extremism Positive Action Group, Tanayah Sam is a freelance practitioner in Gang culture, training, extremismand the criminal justice system with over 15 years experience.

Chair, Looked After Children Positive Action Group,  Andrew Parker is Professor in the Faculty of Business and Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire, UK (2008- present) having previously held the post of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Warwick, UK (1999-2008). He has fulfilled a variety of leadership, management and mentoring roles during his time in UK higher education at Department, School and Faculty level and as an external (independent) evaluator, contract researcher and consultant.

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