Nacro is a national charity providing practical help and personalised support through our education, housing, justice and health and wellbeing services. We help thousands of disadvantaged people every year. We also campaign and speak out on the issues that affect the people we support.
We regularly work with national, regional, local and broadcast media outlets and particularly comment on the following topics:
Reoffending, prison and probation, sentencing, alternatives to custody; further education and skills; housing and homelessness.
Here you can find our latest press releases, articles written by members of staff and information about spokespeople and how to contact us.
Campbell Robb is Nacro’s Chief Executive. He has been interviewed across all major news outlets including the BBC, LBC, Times Radio, The Daily Mail and more. He has previously been chief executive at The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Shelter and was the first Director General of the Office of the Third Sector, an adviser to The Treasury and was previously Director of Public Policy at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).
Helen Berresford is Director of External Engagement for Nacro. She has previously been interviewed by outlets including the BBC, ITV, SKY, The Financial Times and more. After starting her career working in Parliament, Helen has spent the majority of her career in the voluntary sector working to improve policy and practice for disadvantaged young people and adults. Prior to Nacro, Helen worked at children’s charities Save the Children and 4Children and women’s charity Platform 51.
Andrea Coady is Nacro’s Head of Service User Involvement. She works directly with our service users, ensuring their views and experiences shape our campaigns and services and highlight problems and solutions in the system. She has previously been interviewed by ITV, GB News and The Telegraph amongst others. She is a member of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Highdown and previously worked for The Magistrates’ Association after a career in law.
Chris is a Senior Consultant and Head of Nacro’s Criminal Record Support Service. Chris has over 15 years’ criminal justice experience and is a non-practising solicitor with a criminal law background. He delivers policy support, advice and training on safe and fair recruitment practices and criminal record disclosure, to a variety of organisations across all sectors.
Video: Hiring people leaving prison
Members of staff throughout our organisation appear on ITV news to make the case for hiring prison leavers and why employment is key to moving on.