Baroness Jean Corston

Baroness Jean Corston

Patron

Jean Corston was a member of Parliament for Bristol East from 1992 to 2005. Until stepping down  at the 2005 general election she was chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party, the first woman to ever hold the position.   On 13 May 2005 it was announced that she would be created a life peer and on 29 June 2005 she was created Baroness Corston, of St George in the County and City of Bristol.   She was commissioned by the Home Office to conduct a report into vulnerable women in the criminal justice system. The Corston Report was published in 2007. The report outlines “the need for a distinct radically different, visibly-led, strategic, proportionate, holistic, woman-centred, integrated approach” and has largely informed government policy on the matter.   Baroness Corston became Patron of Elizabeth Fry Charity in 2011. 


Her Honour Judge Zoe Smith

Her Honour Judge Zoe Smith

Patron

Zoe's career as a Judge started by doing magistrates work in London courts and then, after nearly 30 years, moved into the crown courts as a judge. From Basildon Crown Court she moved to Reading Crown Court in September 2003.