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Mignon French JP

Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Programme Manager - On Behalf of: MoJ, NHS England and NHS Improvement, DHSC, PHE and HMPPS

Mignon is a jointly qualified general and psychiatric nurse who has worked across the mental health sector for over 30 years. Her professional interest in Criminal Justice, mental health and associated vulnerabilities has further developed over the past 15 years. In 2014 she was central to developing the first  Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) pilot in Milton Keynes which provided some of the thinking and learning for the current Community Sentence Treatment Requirement (CSTR) Programme . Mignon was appointed as the CSTR Programme Manager in the summer of 2017, where she is responsible for working directly with the original five CSTR testbed sites, as well as supporting new and developing sites.

Along with partners, Mignon also takes a lead role in the development, implementation and strategic direction of the CSTR Programme which reports into the CSTR Programme Board, a partnership between: Ministry of Justice, NHS England, Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England  and  Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Mignon is also a Magistrate Chair in Northamptonshire and takes an active lead in highlighting the vulnerability issues by providing specialist knowledge about mental health and associated vulnerabilities.