Meet the team
Jessica Plant has led the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance since June 2012. The current role involves supporting and engaging the membership, influencing policy and working with academics to publish and disseminate research to help widen the understanding of arts within criminal justice.
Jessica sits on the Arts Forum, which is administered by the Ministry of Justice as well as the Prisoner Learning Alliance, which is hosted by the Prisoner Education Trust.
Throughout her career Jessica has worked to further the education and cultural opportunities for socially-excluded adults. She previously worked at Homeless Link, where she developed participation in the arts nationally for homeless and vulnerable people and wrote numerous good practice guides for the voluntary sector.
Before that she worked at Framework HA in Nottinghamshire designing and delivering bespoke learning opportunities for vulnerable adults. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Art and Design from the University of Brighton.
Header image courtesy of Prisoners’ Education Trust (c) Rebecca Radmore