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Rod Clark

CEO
Prisoner's Education Trust (Confirmed)

Rod joined PET as its CEO in 2013. Prior to that he built a highly successful career in the Civil Service, including a spell as principal private secretary to the Alistair Darling MP. He was involved in planning the merger of the National Offender Management Service into creating the Ministry of Justice, and was Chief Executive of the Civil Service’s internal training organisation, the National School of Government. Rod sat on the expert panel for Dame Sally Coates' review of prison education and also sits on the Reducing Re-offending Third Sector Advisory Group (RR3).

  • Involving young offenders in the court process in order to achieve better rehabilitation
  • Discussing the circumstances that lead to youth crime and ways in which more positive outcomes can be achieved
  • Outlining how improvements in vocational training and educational support have increased employability among young offenders and broken the cycle of reoffending by 38% over the past decade
  • Devising effective interventions and problems to support vulnerable youths of today dealing with trauma
  • Resolving the over-representation in the Youth Justice System of children and young people from the care system and BAME backgrounds
  • Working collaboratively across the justice system to reform the Youth Justice System