Surrey CJP Members

These are our current board members.

Jaswant Narwal - CPS

Acting-Chair of SCJP

Jaswant Narwal of Crown Prosecution Service in the South East was appointed Chief Crown Prosecutor covering the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex in January 2014.

In February 2014, Jaswant Narwal was elected Vice-Chair of the Surrey Criminal Justice Partnership.

Much of her prosecuting career has been spent in London where Jaswant was the Head of the Old Bailey Trials Unit handling all homicide cases. She also handled specialist police complaints and led a team of lawyers reviewing past convictions in cases involving corrupt police officers and handled cases arising out of large scale public disorder.


Alison Barlow - Surrey Police

Member, SCJP

Superintendent Alison Barlow of Surrey Police has responsibility for Criminal Justice and Custody in Surrey.

Ben Byrne - Surrey County Council

Member, SCJP

Ben Byrne represents Surrey County Council and is Head of Surrey's Youth Support Service. Ben's wide ranging responsibilities include youth justice and providing services to victims of youth crime and to communities affected by youth offending and anti-social behaviour. Within the Criminal Justice Partnership Board Ben is the senior officer with responsibility for the development of restorative justice.

Ben has a Masters in Social Work and has undertaken a variety of practitioner and senior posts within criminal justice and children's services. Notable in his work has been a commitment to developing preventative and restorative services and he has been a key leader in the nationally recognised transformation of Surrey's youth justice services.

Charlotte Pattison-Rideout - HM Prison Service, Bronzefield

Member, SCJP

Gavin Stephens

Member, SCJP

Police Assistant Chief Constable Gavin Stephens of Surrey Police.

Louise Ysart - HMP Highdown

Member, SCJP

Acting Governor Louise Ysart takes Operational Leadership for Surrey's biggest Prison. Her Majesty's Prison Service High Down acts as a local Category B prison, serving the Crown Courts of Croydon and Guildford as well as a number of local Magistrates Courts and holds a maximum of 1163 prisoners.

Jeff Harris - Office of the Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner

Member, SCJP

Jeff Harris is the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, who has a crucial role in supporting the PCC in working with the police, partner agencies and the public to make Surrey a better, safer place.

Alison Bolton- Office of the Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner

Member, SCJP

Alison Bolton is the Chief Executive for the Office of the Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner, who works with the PCC to enable the effective delivery of his vision, strategy and priorities as expressed in the Police & Crime Plan. Alison's post also acts as Monitoring Officer, drawing the PCC's attention to any actual or possible contravention of law or maladministration. 

Alison is also responsible for the management of the Commissioner's other staff, including the Treasurer, Policy Officers and Comminucations staff.

Joy Coles - Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service

Member, SCJP

Joy Coles of Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service is Head of Crime in the South East Region.

Joy is responsible for operational policy and change within all the Criminal Courts (Magistrates and Crown) in the South East Region, which covers 12 counties from Norfolk down to Kent, Surrey and Sussex (the London boroughs form a separate Region).
Joy is the Regional lead for all CJS stakeholders and is the single point of contact for chief officers from all CJS agencies and external stakeholders relating to crime issues. Joy is a member of nine Criminal Justices Boards. A major part of Joy's role is working in partnership with the Judiciary on the Region.

Suki Binning - Chief Executive Kent, Surrey & Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company

Member, SCJP

Suki has spent two decades in the probation service, chalking up experience in offender management, interventions and performance. As a former operational director she has had an impressive track record in streamlining operations and making significant cost reductions while improving performance, and delivering the vision.

Her varied experience includes some key secondments such as at HM Inspectorate of Probation and as an ACO with the NOMS Specification Benchmarking and Costing team, where she developed national specifications. As a Senior Policy Advisor on women offenders at the MoJ, she was able to influence policy-makers.

Maralyn Smith - Victim Support

Member, SCJP

Maralyn Smith joined Victim Support in September 2000 from Sussex Probation Service.  Following time spent in the Public Protection Team, Maralyn set up the Victim Contact Scheme in 1996 in response to the Governments initiative for contacting all victims where the offender had been sentenced to 12 months or more in custody for a sexual or violent offence.

Initially working in Victim Support as a Service Delivery Manager managing Victim Services in West Sussex, Maralyn was recruited to set up the first Victim Care Unit for Sussex & Surrey in 2008 when Victim Support merged to become one single National Charity.  This Unit provides a needs and risk assessment centre for all referrals for victims and witnesses both from statutory and voluntary sector agencies along with referrals from victims and witnesses themselves and is now regionally based.  

In 2010 Maralyn was appointed as Divisional Manager for Surrey & Sussex and is responsible for service delivery to all victims and witnesses across both counties delivered by staff and based in the community and all the Crown and Magistrates Courts across both police force areas.             

Both Police Forces now refer 100% of all core crime to Victim Support and Maralyn chairs the Victim & Witness Group of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board.

In 2013, Maralyn took over Locality Director responsibility for the East of England and Kent in addition to Surrey and Sussex.

Rob McCauley - Legal Aid Agency

Member, SCJP

Rob McCauley is Contract Manager responsible for the Legal Aid Agency in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

After graduating from St Catharine's College, Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Rob worked in accountancy before joining the Inland Revenue. He joined what was then the Criminal Defence Service, part of the Legal Services Commission, in 1993. He worked on the development of quality assurance for Legal Aid suppliers. From 2000 he managed contracts in Kent and Sussex.

Rob was appointed to the role of Criminal Defence Service Manager in 2005 and sits on the Criminal Justice boards in the Surrey, Sussex and Kent areas.

Sonia Crozier - National Probation Service (South East)

Member, SCJP

Sonia Crozier commenced her career as a Probation Officer in 1988 , based in south London. In 1991 Sonia moved to Kent Probation where she enjoyed a wide variety of roles in court, community and prison. In 2005 Sonia was seconded to the Home Office and subsequently to the Ministry of Justice , she joined a national team within the Probation Directorate and worked to improve probation performance in collaboration with local Probation Chiefs and Boards.

In 2008 Sonia was appointed as the Chief Officer of the Sussex Probation Area and in 2010 following merger with Surrey, formed the Surrey & Sussex Probation Trust ( SSPT )as the CEO. During her years with SSPT Sonia pioneered the introduction of professional judgement which laid the foundation for the revised National Standards in 2011. In November 2011 , Sonia moved to London Probation Trust as the Deputy CEO  ( Service Director ) responsible for the strategic operational leadership and performance across the 32 London Boroughs. Whilst working for London Sonia supported the introduction of service user councils to engage offenders in the delivery of services.

On the 1st April  Sonia was formally appointed to the post of Deputy Director,  National Probation Service, South & East Directorate , she also holds the NPS national lead for prisons and resettlement functions. The South & East Directorate includes the following counties Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. The formation of the NPS from 1st June is part of the Government's agenda to Transform Rehabilitation. Sonia will be engaging with the four Community Rehabilitation Companies within the South & East to introduce key elements of TR , supervision of prisoners serving less than 12mths and new offender services.

Vanessa Fowler - NHS England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Member, SCJP

Vanessa Fowler of NHS England is Head of Health and Justice Commissioning for Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex and therefore responsible for commissioning the full range of  health services in 15 prisons, 3 Immigration Removal Centres, 1 Secure Training Centre, 2 Secure Childrens Homes, Police and Court Liaison Diversion Services, all age Sexual Assault Referral Services and preparing for the transfer of commissioning responsibility of all healthcare services in police custody suites across 3 Forces and UK Border Force Custody Suites by April 2015.