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Jo Hopkins is the Programme Director for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Criminal Justice and Violence Prevention at Public Health Wales. A former UK government Senior Civil Servant, Jo worked for the Home Office for twenty years with operational and policy roles in immigration, violent crime including delivering the 2010 cross UK government strategy ‘Together we can end Violence Against Women and Girls’ and then seven years as the senior lead for Wales and Devolution. Jo was seconded to Public Health Wales in 2018 to take on the role of Director of the ACE Support Hub, transforming systems to prevent and mitigate ACES in Wales, and then in 2019 also picked up the Programme Director role for the Policy and Partners Early Action Together Programme. Her current role brings all these responsibilities together to develop an ACE aware, trauma informed approach across public services, communities and society. Jo is married with a son and two stepdaughters, and is currently completing a part time PhD at Aberystwyth University on coercive control in conflict.

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