Professor Paul Senior

Board Chair

Professor Paul Senior has been involved in professional education and research for over 30 years. His professional background is in the Probation Service where he worked heavily in the youth offending field, with courts, with the legal professions and prison resettlement and with the voluntary and community sector.

Between 1995 and 2001 he also worked as a freelance consultant working on many projects with the Home Office, Community Justice National Training Organization, CCETSW, Skills for Justice, and other national organisations. Professor Senior is in a unique position of being both policy developer and involved in implementation of policy. Paul played a key role with the Youth Justice Board in developing youth justice training.

Paul has published widely on the probation service, resettlement, training and staff development, the Voluntary and Community Sector and on criminal justice policy making.

Paul co-edits an international journal launched in 2002 – the British Journal of Community Justice and runs the information exchange website – the Community Justice Portal ( ) as well as being an active contract researcher specialising in resettlement, community and restorative justice, reducing re-offending strategies, offender management, the role of the voluntary and community sector and community re-entry of offenders.