Savas has a wealth of experience in government and beyond. He worked as a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, Department of Health and Home Office, leading reforms in the provision of prison health services and was Director of the ‘Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) programme across secure NHS hospitals and prisons.
Since leaving government, Savas led the creation of the Probation Institute and more recently has set up ‘Justice Episteme’, which provides analytical services and computer simulations to support policy and service reforms in criminal justice. You can have a look at what he’s done here – it is remarkable.
- Led developing cross-departmental policy reforms for transferring prison health from the Home Office to the NHS
- Led the introduction of innovative developments in prison health such as the introduction
of mental health in-reach to prisons
- Led the implementation of DSPD services in Broadmoor and Rampton secure hospitals
and in Frankland and Whitemoor high-security prisons; and their evaluation
- Developed specific proposals in the Ministry of Justice 2010 Green Paper “Breaking the Cycle” on reform and rehabilitation of offenders.