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Louise Casey [visiting faculty]

Louise Casey [visiting faculty]

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Visiting Professor

Biography

Dame Louise Casey is a former Director General of the Department for Communities and Local Government. She was made head of the Rough Sleepers' Unit in 1999, before becoming a Director of the national Anti-Social Behaviour Unit in 2003 and then head of the Respect Task Force in 2005. In 2010, Louise became the UK's first Victims' Commissioner, and in 2015 was appointed Director General of the government's Troubled Families programme, helping troubled families turn their lives around. In the same year she was asked by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to undertake a review of community cohesion and extremism, the findings of which were published in October 2016. Prior to becoming a civil servant, Louise was Deputy Director of the homelessness charity Shelter. She is now a Strategic Advisor to Crest Advisory and Advisory Committee Chair at the Institute of Global Homelessness.