GARETH O’BRIEN, IMPROVEMENT LEAD

GARETH’S ROLE

Gareth is a senior analyst working as part of a team that works closely with local authorities and our justice partners. The team reviews and provides feedback and support on the many local community justice plans and performance data, with the aim of improving community justice outcomes.

BACKGROUND

Gareth has an MSc from the University of Liverpool in Investigative and Forensic Psychology building on his undergraduate BSc in Psychology and Forensic Science from Liverpool John Moore’s University.

Before joining Community Justice Scotland, Gareth worked for NHS National Services Scotland in the Public Health Intelligence department. During this time, Gareth was part of the Local Intelligence Support Team working with Health and Social Care Partnerships in Lanarkshire, Orkney and the Scottish Borders. He also helped to design, build and maintain a national benchmarking tool for performance monitoring.

Gareth’s areas of particular interest within community justice include; reducing recruitment into gangs (with an emphasis on offending or violent extremism); violence reduction and; the management and rehabilitation of long-term offenders.

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