Ms. Paula Jack
An experienced justice practitioner with over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing best practice initiatives in justice systems. From 2010 she held the position of Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Agency Northern Ireland responsible to the Minister of Justice for delivering the principal aim of the Youth Justice Agency to reduce youth crime and to build confidence in the youth justice system through the delivery of best practice initiatives in child detention and in the community. Prior to becoming Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Agency, Paula was a senior Prosecutor in both England and in Northern Ireland from 1992. From 2005 she held the position of Regional Director for the Public Prosecution Service Northern Ireland. Over the last 9 years, Paula has worked internationally as a justice advisor on projects in Bahrain, Oman, Colombia, Egypt, Turkey, and the Western Balkans, successfully leading and delivering projects to reform child justice and child protection systems.