I have lived in Harrow for most of my life and have two grown up children. I am deeply committed to youth work, youth empowerment and advocacy, with a special passion for helping those affected by the criminal justice system. I have over 15 years operational and strategic management experience in the criminal justice sector and am always at my best when I feel I can make a difference to someone's life. Most recently I worked for a charity that supports foreign national's affected by the criminal justice system, but in the past have worked providing support and advocacy to detainees and ex-offenders within a custodial environment. Experience has shown me what can happen to youngsters when things go wrong ... but equally how important positive interventions are in helping young people to overcome barriers and turnaround their lives.