Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group

This group is responsible for advising ministers and officials on reducing reoffending.

Role of the group

The Reducing Reoffending Third Sector Advisory Group was established in 2008 to provide advice to ministers and officials on reducing reoffending.

It draws on voluntary sector expertise and works to present concerns and opinions about future priorities, issues and policies that might affect the sector.


The group is made up of representatives from across the voluntary and community sector. Members were recruited through open advertisement against a person specification. Meetings are held quarterly and are attended by senior officials from both the Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service.

Name Organisation
Clive Martin (chair) Clinks
Graham Beech Nacro
Helen Cantrell SOVA
Jeremy Crook Black Training & Enterprise Group
Deborah Cowley Action for Prisoners’ Families
Norma Hoyte PLIAS Resettlement
Mark Johnson User Voice
Clare Jonesl WomenCentre
Cathy Stancer Lankelly Chase
Martin Kinsella, MBE P3 Charity
Robert Morrall Cementafuture
Rob Owen St Giles Trust
KSimon Pellew, MBE Time for Families
John Trainor London Action Trust
Chris Wright Catch-22
Steve Wyler Locality
Tim Robertson Koestler Trust and Chair of the Arts Alliance
Jackie Russell Women’s Breakout