Jackie Lowthian

Jackie Lowthian

Research Associate


Since forming Social Justice Solutions in 2011, Jackie has led a small team of associates to deliver a diverse portfolio of projects in the areas of consultancy, research and business development for public, private and voluntary sector organisations working to reduce crime.


Jackie is the founder and Director of Social Justice Solutions an independent consultancy company. Having previously spent 24 years with Nacro, the national crime reduction charity, she has an in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system and a wide range of skills, knowledge and networks, with particular expertise in relation to women offenders. Jackie’s final role at Nacro was interim Director of Policy. Previously as National Policy Development Manager, she drew on her extensive expertise in prisoner resettlement and reducing reoffending to oversee the delivery of many projects commissioned by the National Offender Management Service and the Ministry of Justice. Some of these include

  • 2010: A Good Practice Guide to Prisoner Consultation in Conducting Equality Impact Assessments on National Policies
  • 2010: A Good Practice Guide to Prisoner Consultation for Prisons

(Above for the NOMS Equalities Group, Security Policy Unit and Violence Reduction Unit)

  • 2010: Mentoring for Vulnerable Women, good practice principles, commissioned by NOMS Women’s Team and MoJ Criminal Justice Women’s Strategy Unit
  • 2010: Developing a Gender Specific Approach to Mentoring for Vulnerable Women, commissioned by NOMS Women’s Team
  • 2009: Developing a Gender Specific Model of Bail Support, commissioned by MoJ Criminal Justice Women’s Policy Team
  • 2009: Meeting the Needs of Women with Disabilities

(Above for the NOMS Women’s Team)


  • Muslim Prisoner Scoping Study
  • Developing the role of Prisoner Race and Equalities Representatives
  • External Representation on Prison Race and Equality Action Teams
  • Experiences of Gypsy, Traveller and Romany prisoners

(Above commissioned by the NOMS Race and Equalities Action Group, these reports were based on research which involved review of prison service policies, interviews with prisoners, prison staff and other relevant stakeholders.)

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