Benjamin was born into a life of drug-fuelled violence and crime. Only 30 years old, he has over 60 convictions. He has also been stabbed eight times and shot in the leg. But he recently made a decision to end the criminal lifestyle his dad initiated him into as a child. KSS CRC has been there to support him in his efforts to be crime-free.
We deliver a range of rehabilitation services to people who have been sentenced by a court to either custody or community supervision and who are classed as low to medium risk.
Our goal is to reduce reoffending and in so doing, improve people's lives - potential victims as well as the perpetrators of crime. We do this specifically by steering people away from offending.
Our approach to rehabilitation puts the service user at the heart of their own journey to a crime-free life. We call it My Solution Rehabilitation Programme, or MSRP for short, and it permeates everything we do.
It works on the premise that to become crime-free, a person needs to take responsibility for their own actions. For this to happen, a person must first understand what it is that makes them offend and then start to change their thinking about that behaviour. This approach puts the onus on the fact it's 'my problem' and 'my solution' - which sets up the right conditions for rehabilitation to work.