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Dr Summer Alston-Smith

Director of Criminal Justice Services
Dr. Summer Alston-Smith completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Lincoln.

Her research on UK kidnaps was completed in collaboration with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the National Offender Management Service (NOMS), and the Metropolitan Police. Summer previously worked at a national charity managing contracts within probation and prisons across London and the South East, including the women’s prisons HMP Holloway, Bronzefield and East Sutton Park. Between 2017 – 2019, she served on the Board of Directors for Vision on Mission, an NGO supporting prisoners and deportees in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago. Summer has worked at Advance since 2018 as Director of Criminal Justice Services.