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Savas Hadjipavlou

Associate Director

A former Director and Chief Executive of the Probation Institute, Savas combines knowledge of the justice system with expertise in analysis and statistical methodologies. Before joining Crest, Savas worked for the Home Office, the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice as a scientist and in leading reforms in the provision of prison health  and mental health services. Since leaving government, Savas led the creation of the Probation Institute and has set up ‘Justice Episteme’, which provides analytical services and computer simulations to support policy and service reforms in criminal justice. You can take a look at some of his past work here.

Key achievements

  • Developed Crest’s Police Demand simulation tool which provides forecasts for police demand and an assessment of the impact that that would have on resources and organisation (this is being used by Bedfordshire and Nottinghamshire police forces).

  • Lead author of Crest’s report on Rethinking Police Demand (2018) .

  • Established Justice Episteme (2016).

  • Led the development of the Probation Institute (2013-2014).

  • Developed specific proposals in the Ministry of Justice 2010 Green Paper “Breaking the Cycle” on reform and rehabilitation of offenders.

  • Led the implementation of DSPD services in Broadmoor and Rampton secure hospitals and in Frankland and Whitemoor high-security prisons; and their evaluation (2004-2007).

  • Led cross-departmental policy reforms for transferring prison health from the Home Office to the NHS and the introduction of innovative developments such as the introduction of mental health in-reach to prisons (2000-2003).

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