Sophie Howe took up her post as the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales in early 2016. Prior to this she was the first Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales where she led programmes to tackle violent crime and violence against women and girls, focusing on early intervention and partnership working. She reformed programmes on substance misuse and offender management and negotiated the first shared work programme between Public Health Wales and South Wales Police. She has also served as a Government Special Adviser providing policy and political advice on communities, local government, community safety, housing, regeneration and equality. She has also previously worked for the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was the youngest elected councillor in Wales, elected at the age of 21 serving as a member of the Children and Young People Scrutiny and Planning Committees. She is Chair of the International Network of Institutions for Future Generations.
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