Head of Policy
Meka Beresford is ARE’s Head of Policy. For a number of years, Meka has worked closely with people impacted by crime and the criminal justice system to develop and implement practical policy change.
Prior to joining ARE, Meka oversaw public affairs, policy, and research for a Restorative Justice charity, during which time she completed a MA degree in Public Policy at King’s College London, focussing on racial profiling within policing.
Meka became interested in improving the experiences of people interacting with the criminal justice system whilst working with survivors of sexual violence. Meka’s background is in journalism, having covered rights-based issues for a number of publications.