Development and Alumni Relations

Upcoming events organised by the Development and Alumni Relations Office for alumni and friends of the University

Issues in Criminal Justice Lecture 


Date/ time: Thursday 15 February 2018, 6.30pm
Location: The Law Society, Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL
Speaker: Dame Louise Casey DBE CB

Dame Louise Casey DBE CB is a British government official working in social welfare.
Prior to joining the Civil Service in 1999, she worked as Deputy Director of the homelessness charity Shelter and in a number of other roles in the voluntary sector. She was largely responsible for the creation of Shelterline in 1998, the country's first 24-hour telephone helpline for homeless people.

Following her career at Shelter, she was appointed head of the Rough Sleepers' Unit (RSU) in 1999, director of the national Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (ASBU) in 2003, and head of the Respect Task Force in 2005. In 2010 she became the UK's first Victims' Commissioner and in 2011, director general of the UK Government scheme, Troubled Families.

In 2015 she published an independent inspection into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and in 2016 published the Casey Review into social integration and opportunity.

Dame Louise received her DBE in 2016 for services to families and vulnerable people.

The Issues in Criminal Justice lectures have been made possible as a result of a generous bequest from the estate of Richard Headridge Esq.

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