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Savas Hadjipavlou

Savas Hadjipavlou is Head of the Partnerships and Health Strategy Unit in the Ministry of Justice. This role involves working with a range of Government departments developing approaches supporting the rehabilitation of offenders. Between August 2007 and July 2008 he was interim Director of Health and Offender Partnerships a joint role across the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice, covering a range of offender health related issues.

As Director of the DSPD Programme (2003 – 2007) he has led the development of a joint MoJ, DH, NHS and NOMS initiative developing assessment and treatment services for dangerous offenders with severe personality disorders, looking to establish an evidence base for the nature and future shape of such services.

In his earlier career he held a series of responsible positions in the Home Office and the Department of Health, with a leading role in the development of policy and associated reforms to the organisation and delivery of health services to prisoners, set out in The Future Organisation of Prison Health Care (1999), and introducing the mental health prison in-reach programme, Changing the Outlook (2001). He has also worked in the Cabinet Eurpean Secretariat covering a policy brief on EU interior and justice issues; the Prison Service (England and Wales); and in a scientific advisory service.


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