Our Trustees are the brains of the charity, if our volunteers are the hands and feet. Their role is to make the strategic and financial decisions, and ensure we are operating within the law, especially with regard to safety and ethics.

We are currently strengthening our recruitment process for Trustees.  It will include application forms and interviews, reference requests and DBS checks, and induction.  Individuals will be approached regarding the possibility of them becoming a trustee, based on their experience and knowledge of the courts system, and of the work that CASS+ carries out.  We have a wide spectrum of individuals, including ex-Service users

Minutes of Trustees meetings are published below. (Parts of the Trustee’s meetings that are confidential due to commercial or ethical considerations are not included.)

This is our current board of Trustees:

Chair: Peter Hosegood

Peter is a retired Justice of the Peace from Cornwall. He enjoyed a career in electrical engineering and has experience of working with various charitable organisations.

Deputy Chair: Mary Anne McFarlane

Mary Anne was Chief Probation Officer for Devon & Cornwall until she retired from the service. She now works in private consultancy, advising on criminal justice matters around the world as well as in the UK.

Treasurer: Pat Walker

Pat is a retired Justice of the Peace from Cornwall. In addition to her criminal justice work she has extensive business experience in the hospitality industry.

Mike Thomas

Mike is a retired Justice of the Peace who was Chair of the Community Court Bench at Plymouth. He is a retired Head Teacher and works also as a Governor of two schools.

Tim Auburn

Tim is Associate Professor at the University of Plymouth. He has been closely associated with CASS for some years, involved in research to evaluate the benefits of the Service.

Non-Voting Trustee: Kim

Kim is an ex-Service user and currently works as a volunteer with the Service.

Associate Trustee: Peter Edwards

Peter was closely involved in the establishment of the CASS service while Magistrates’ Court Manager at Plymouth between 2003 & 2007. He has maintained involvement since retirement, as a volunteer providing management advice and IT support.