Samantha Jury-Dada is a 2018 Churchill Fellow and currently lives in Manchester. She has a BSc in Social Policy with Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Samantha’s previous work includes being Report Editor of ‘Stopping Distance: making stop and search work for London’ a policy paper written by Baroness Doreen Lawrence and Dame Tessa Jowell. In 2015 she conducted research on the efficacy of police rape prevention campaigns.
She currently works for IMPOWER, a public sector consultancy, in this role she primarily works in children’s services transformation with a particular focus on improving the identification of needs and support requirements for children in care. Her previous roles include working for SafeLives the national domestic abuse charity and in the Houses of Parliament as a Parliamentary Assistant to an MP. She also served as an elected Councillor in the London Borough of Southwark from 2016 – 2018, during this time she was also a school governor for a Central London secondary school and sixth form.
Since the report launch, Samantha has been invited to act in an advisory capacity in two national projects relating to girls and the criminal justice system.