Belong’s services are led by our CEO, Esther Wanjie-Nyeko. Esther is a senior Restorative Justice practitioner with two decades of experience working with people who have offended and/or been a victim of crime, and over a decade of senior management experience. Before setting up Belong with our cofounder in 2010, Esther gained an understanding of issues in criminal justice globally by working in a number of African prisons.
Belong’s team possess a wealth of expertise in project, financial and staff management as well as in work with disadvantaged people, including young people, people serving sentences in prison and those with mental health problems. The team have robust knowledge and experience of risk management processes and share a genuine desire to help make positive change possible for people who have offended or been victims of crime.
Head of Programmes
Head of Development
Senior RJ Practitioner, Y2A Hub
Service Manager, PLAN A
Service Manager, HMP/YOI Isis
RJ Practitioner, HMP The Mount
Service Manager, HMP Featherstone
Service Manager, HMP Coldingley
RJ Service Manager, HMP The Mount
Mentoring Project Coordinator, HMP Brixton
RJ Practitioner, HMP/YOI Feltham
Creative Psychotherapist, HMP/YOI Isis
Creative Psychotherapist, HMP/YOI Feltham