Sophie du Mont

Strategy and Insight Manager


Sophie has a wealth of experience analysing and evaluating information and trends to support policy and strategy across policing and the criminal justice system.


At Crest, Sophie analyses and evaluates statistics and existing policies affecting the criminal justice system. She uses qualitative and quantitative research to test theories and understand trends, such as modelling the demand on prison populations and looking at how local police forces interact with their communities. A critical thinker, Sophie ensures Crest’s research projects are delivered efficiently, on time and on budget. Outside work, Sophie spends her time exploring new countries and learning languages.


Sophie draws on experiences as a former policy researcher for a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving transparency in the Colombian oil industry, and a teacher at a University in China. Volunteer teaching English to women and girls at a local social inclusion charity in south London.

Key achievements

  • Led research and co-wrote policy report for the Dawes Trust on Serious Violence and its drivers, subsequently featured on the BBC and Channel 4 News.

  • Led research and co-wrote policy report for the Hadley Trust on the effectiveness of community sentences, subsequently launched and presented this at House of Lords.

  • Developed blueprints for improve outcomes for women offenders in two police force areas.

  • Analysed drivers of violence in London on behalf of MOPAC, conducted a strategic needs assessment of youth justice for the West Midlands Combined Authority and led reviews of local justice performance across organisations in four PCC areas.


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