Sussex CJB Members

These are our current board members.

Katy Bourne

Chair of SCJB

Katy Bourne is the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, responsible for policing and crime in its totality across the county.

In February 2014, Katy Bourne was elected Chair of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board.

The Sussex PCC's job is to hold the Chief Constable of Sussex Police to account and ensure that the police focus on local priorities. Every citizen has a right to feel safe on the streets and in their homes.
Created in consultation with the Chief Constable and the people of Sussex, the Police & Crime Plan sets out the priorities and local objectives local people and businesses say are important to them.
The Sussex PCC is determined that Sussex Police will operate effectively and efficiently and that her values - hard work, integrity and fairness - will underpin everything done together."

More information on the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner can be found on the website -

Jaswant Narwal - Crown Prosecution Service

Vice-Chair of SCJB

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 Sussex Criminal Justice Board.

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.

More information on the Crown Prosecution Service can be found on the website -

Charlotte Pattison-Rideout - HMPYOI Bronzefield – Sodexo Justice Services

Member, SCJB

Charlotte Pattison-Rideout is the Director of HMPYOI Bronzefield, the first privately run prison for women offenders located in Ashford, Surrey.  The prison is run by Sodexo Justice Services which provides Quality of Life services to offender across the UK both in custody and the community. 

Charlotte joined Sodexo Justice Services in 2004 as the Head of Operations & Security at the newly opened HMP Bronzefield.  Charlotte was promoted to Deputy Director at Bronzefield in January 2008.  In 2010, Charlotte took up a role as the UK Business Development Manager, leading the first prison market testing programme before returning to operations as Deputy Director at HMP & YOI Peterborough in July 2011.  Charlotte took up her position as Director of Bronzefield in February 2013. 

More information about Sodexo Justice Services can be found on the website -


Emily King - West Sussex County Council, Community Safety

Member, SCJB

James Bourke - HM Prison Service, Lewes

Member, SCJB

Jane Macdougall - WMC Legal LLP

Member, SCJB

Jane, a Founding Partner & Solicitor, has 30 years experience in family and criminal matters having obtained an LLB(Hons) at SOAS (London) University, qualifing as a solicitor in 1982.

In family matters, Jane specialises in finances following relationship breakdown.Jane is also a qualified and Resolution trained Mediator.

In criminal defence, Jane represents clients at the Police Station and at Court, is an experienced advocate, a member of the Criminal Law Panel and has Higher Rights of Advocacy.

Joy Coles - HM Courts & Tribunals Service South East

Member, SCJB

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, SCJB

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.

Pete Castleton - Brighton and Hove City Council, Community Safety

Member, SCJB

Louisa Havers - East Sussex County Council

Member, SCJB

Louisa Havers is Head of Performance, Engagement and Safer Communities for East Sussex County Council.

Louisa is a member of the Safer East Sussex Community Safety Partnership and a member of the Drug and Alcohol Action Team Board. Louisa chairs the East Sussex Domestic Abuse Steering group, and co-chairs the Pan Sussex Domestic Abuse Steering group, and is a member of the Adults Safeguarding Board and the Local Children's Safeguarding Board.

More information on the Safer East Sussex Community Safety Partnership can be found on


Maralyn Smith - Surrey and Sussex Victim Support

Member, SCJB

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.

Mark Streater - Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

Member, SCJB

Born and educated in Sussex, Mark began his career in Sussex Police in 1982, undertaking a broad range of roles; including Divisional Commander, Head of Special Branch and Head of Specialist Operations. As Divisional Commander in West Sussex he implemented successful local policing models and initiatives to drive down crime and tackle anti social behaviour.

In 2008, Mark led the first regional collaboration for police forces in the south east, overseeing the creation of the Region's Serious and Organised Crime Unit and Air Support Unit. Prior to leaving Sussex, Mark led on the merger of the Surrey & Sussex Major Crime Branch, Forensic Services and Firearms units.

In 2011, Mark joined the Metropolitan Police Service, on promotion to the role of Commander within Specialist Crime and Operations and took charge of 'Intelligence and Covert Policing' which included the deployment of surveillance and undercover techniques. In 2012 he became the Commander for Specialist Armed Policing and oversaw the firearms support to the London Olympic Games. Mark led the Mets use of Automatic Number Plate Vehicle Recognition system to target criminals use of the roads and became the national lead for the use of Digital Forensics in investigating crime.

Mark was appointed as Chief Executive for the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner  in May 2013 and says; 'I am enormously proud to be back serving the people of Sussex and very much look forward to working with our Police and Crime Commissioner, to help make Sussex the safest place to be'.

Rob McCauley - Legal Aid Agency

Member, SCJB

Rob McCauley of the Legal Aid Agency 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.

Rodney Warren - Defence Solicitor

Member, SCJB

Rodney Warren is a solicitor who runs a large criminal defence, family law and civil litigation law firm based in Eastbourne and London. Rodney is Director of the Criminal Law Solicitors' Association and a member of the Council of The Law Society. He is a member of the Criminal Justice Council and lectures widely as well contributing regularly on television, radio and in the press.

Sonia Crozier - National Probation Service (South East)

Member, SCJB

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.

Steve Barry - Assistant Chief Constable Sussex Police

Member, SCJB

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry has overall responsibility for Protective Services within Sussex Police.

More information on Surrey Police can be found on the website -

Tania Riedel - Youth Offending Service, Sussex

Member, SCJB

Tania Riedel has been the YOT Manager for East Sussex for nearly 3 years. Prior to this she has worked within the youth justice services since the Youth Offending Teams were formed as a result of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.
Tania represents the 3 Youth Offending Services in Sussex, East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove. The Youth Offending Services brings together workers from children's services, Sussex Police, the Probation Service, Health and the voluntary sector to work with young people aged 10 to 18 who have committed criminal offences, with the aim of preventing further offending behaviour. The national priorities for Youth Offending Services are to reduce first time entrants into the criminal justice system, to reduce reoffending and to reduce the use of custody. The Sussex YOT/S also aim to include a restorative element in all the interventions, increase the support for the families and ensure the services meet the need of some of the more vulnerable groups, such as Looked after Young people are met. The YOT/S are required to meet the needs of the young people whilst also ensuring that the public are protected. The youth justice system has responsibilities to victims of youth crime and as such, YOTs have a statutory duty to comply with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime.

Vanessa Fowler - NHS England, Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Member, SCJB

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.

For more information on NHS England can be found on the website -

Vincent Badu - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Member, SCJB

Vincent Badu, Strategic Director of Social Care & Partnerships at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust provides specialist mental health and wellbeing, prison healthcare, learning disability and substance misuse services.

As a member of the executive team he has lead responsibilities for aspects of quality and service improvement including the development of strategic work with key partners such as local authorities, criminal justice agencies, people who use services and their carers. As the professional lead for the social care workforce he also takes a lead on Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Mental Health Act and quality across our specialist Dementia, Learning Disability and Nursing Home Services.

Vincent gained almost 20 years of experience working in Local Government before joining the NHS. He's passionate about social inclusion and community safety and has continued to reflect this in his work across integrated Health and Social Care partnerships.

Vincent has professional background public sector management, holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is an accredited Mediator in Alternative Dispute Resolution.