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Local resident thanks service users for Payback

15 February 2017

A local resident has thanked service users on Community Payback who have been helped to tidy up her garden.

Folkestone and Canterbury team to join together at one new office

15 February 2017

A new office in Ashford will open, bringing together KSS CRC’s Folkestone and Canterbury teams.

PCC learns more about rehabilitation and Community Payback project

15 February 2017

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Surrey, David Munro was thrilled to speak to service users and staff of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), seeing first-hand what the service has to offer at a recent Community Payback (CP) project.

Community Payback blitzes Sheerness alleyways

6 February 2017

Rubbish strewn alleyways in Marine Town are now spic and span thanks to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company’s Community Payback scheme.

Prisoner resettlement ‘one stop shop’ launched to reduce reoffending

20 January 2017

A new multi-agency resettlement centre, which will help prisoners at HMP Lewes to prepare for a crime-free life after prison, has opened this month.

People with disabilities benefit from Payback improvements

13 January 2017

An outdoor riding centre in Dartford, used by people who have a range of disabilities, has been vastly improved with the help of individuals sentenced to Community Payback.

Community Payback impresses local Council with their exceptional work

6 January 2017

Community Payback teams have rolled up their sleeves to clear bagfuls of rubbish and debris from alleyways in Havengore Avenue, Gravesend.

Community Payback impresses charity with their quality workmanship

4 January 2017

A charity was so impressed by the work of KSS CRC’s Community Payback team in helping them to create a memorial garden in Medway for grieving parents who have lost babies during pregnancy or shortly after birth, they have asked them to return and help with their next project.


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KSS CRC retains ISO certification for quality

19 December 2016

KSS CRC has achieved ISO 9001 re-certification - the international standard that measures an organisation’s commitment to quality management and maintaining the highest standards of continuous improvement.

Latest KSS CRC newsletter - December 2016 edition

13 December 2016

This edition includes information about a new peer mentoring scheme, contact details for the newly opened Redhill office and information about a domestic abuse programme which will be rolled-out to other areas following its successful pilot.

New Redhill office opens

12 December 2016

The Redhill office has now moved into its new premises and is operational from today, Monday 12th December.

Prisoner resettlement ‘one stop shop’ to launch

9 December 2016

A new resettlement centre, which will help prisoners at HMP Lewes to prepare for a crime-free life after prison, will officially open in January 2017.

Domestic abuse programme rolls out to rest of Kent and Medway

2 December 2016

A 12-week domestic abuse programme in Kent and Medway, which men can refer themselves to, is set to start running in new areas following an initial successful pilot. The programme, which has groups co-facilitated by the CRC and a range of agencies, such as district councils and the voluntary sector, work with up to 12 people at a time.

Service users to help peers steer clear of crime

24 November 2016

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) will be launching a peer mentoring scheme next year to help service users successfully complete their orders and licences.

KSS CRC exhibits at events as part of recruitment drive

18 November 2016

KSS CRC is recruiting people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to join its growing team of volunteers.

Notice of office relocation – Redhill office

9 November 2016

On 12th December, our Redhill office is moving to new premises, located in town centre.

KSS CRC holds workshops to develop safeguarding policies for the Group

7 November 2016

KSS CRC is leading work to review safeguarding policies and procedures across the Seetec Group. The purpose of the review is to ensure safeguarding practice meets legislative requirements and the needs of the different business units so that the Group is both efficient and effective in addressing safeguarding concerns.

Surrey Domestic Abuse Intervention features on local TV news

27 October 2016

Stepping Up, the new Surrey domestic abuse intervention that KSS CRC has been commissioned to deliver, was featured on ITV London News this week.

Programme helps Children’s Service with safeguarding

25 October 2016

A local children’s service says KSS CRC’s programme is helping them to keep women and children safe by addressing the behaviour of perpetrators of domestic abuse.

Service user helps develop services for others

20 October 2016

Peter – who was imprisoned for a burglary – came out a different person. He admits to not having been a particularly good person in the past and sees a successful programme he took part in as a tipping point where he started aiming towards a positive change.

Magistrates visit our Maidstone office to learn about KSS CRC

19 October 2016

Seven magistrates from the Central and West Kent Bench spent the day at our Maidstone office to find out more about our work first-hand.

Community Payback project at Maundene Primary receives outstanding feedback

11 October 2016

Staff at a primary school in Medway were thrilled with the recent work our Community Payback team completed during the school holidays.

New service to engage with perpetrators of domestic abuse in Surrey

7 October 2016

A new intervention service which gives perpetrators of domestic abuse a chance to seek help has been launched this week – the first of its kind in Surrey.

Positive HMIP inspection report for KSS CRC

6 October 2016

Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC has received a positive report from HM Inspectorate of Probation for their work in Kent.

Housing services to meet high CRC need

5 October 2016

Three new contracts, funded by KSS CRC, will provide housing brokerage services to help increase service users’ access to suitable and sustainable accommodation from this week.

Read our latest partnership newsletter (September 2016)

27 September 2016

In this edition, read about the new Operations Director who has been welcomed into the team at KSS CRC, new housing brokerage services starting as well as a new domestic abuse programme which will be first of its kind in Surrey. That and much more in our September issue of Intouch.

KSS CRC co-facilitated Domestic Abuse Programme begins

15 September 2016

A 12-week domestic abuse programme will start running this month with groups co-facilitated by the CRC and a range of agencies such as district councils and the voluntary sector.

KSS CRC welcomes a new Director

8 September 2016

KSS CRC is delighted to welcome Caroline Sharp as its new Operations Director.

KSS CRC Domestic Abuse Programme to include voluntary self-referrals

26 August 2016

KSS CRC’s 12-week domestic abuse programme will start running this month with groups co-facilitated by the CRC and a range of agencies such as district councils and the voluntary sector.

KSS CRC retains international standard for information security

15 August 2016

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company has achieved ISO 27001 re-certification, highlighting its ability to comply with the most stringent security standards and ensure the safety of its service users’ data.

Notice of office relocation - Crawley office

5 August 2016

From 5 September, our Crawley office will be moving to the High Street.

KSS CRC's Annual Service Plan published

3 August 2016

KSS CRC has published its 2016-2017 Annual Service Plan. The plan sets out the key priorities for each of the directorates for the year ahead and what actions we will take to deliver our contractual responsibilities and reduce reoffending.

Millions paid back to local communities

29 July 2016

People on Community Payback in Kent, Surrey and Sussex carried out more than 350,000 hours of unpaid work in the last year (1 April 2015-31 March 2016), worth the equivalent of £1.85 million in minimum wage.

Community Payback rescues RSPCA centre

21 July 2016

Our Community Payback teams has helped to rescue a RSPCA centre in Sussex from disrepair.

Service users offered jobs after impressing employers at prison events

15 July 2016

Employers were so impressed by the skills and qualities service users displayed at three recent employer engagement events held in prisons that many have been offered jobs or a second interview.

New contact information for Maidstone Corporate Centre

8 July 2016

We are pleased to confirm that our Corporate Centre in Maidstone will be based at Maidstone House in King Street from Monday 11 July.

New drug and alcohol recovery programme starts this month

5 July 2016

Individuals on probation will receive extra support to reduce their substance misuse with the eventual goal of recovery on our new Accredited Programme, Building Skills for Recovery.

Read our latest partnership newsletter (June 2016)

21 June 2016

In this edition, read about a new Community Payback project that is starting for women-only groups in Surrey, the latest on services we are commissioning and details of successful outcomes following three recent employer engagement events. This and much more in our June edition of Intouch.

Women-only Community Payback project launches

20 June 2016

A new Community Payback project that will help women on probation to complete their court sentence starts in Surrey this month.

Local resident impressed by payback at Surrey park

13 June 2016

A local resident was so impressed by a clean-up at Runnymead Pleasure Grounds that she wrote in to thank us for the work.

Stuart benefits from a volunteer's support

8 June 2016

A service user has gained confidence to deal with his own problems, thanks to the support of one of our volunteers.

Volunteer shares her experiences to inspire others to work with us

7 June 2016

One of our volunteer mentors has shared her experiences of working with our service users to help inspire others to give their time.

Service user thanks Probation Officer for support to turn his life around

1 June 2016

A service user says that thanks to the support of his Probation Officer he has made positive steps to end his prolific offending.

KSS CRC celebrates National Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June)

1 June 2016

KSS CRC is celebrating National Volunteers’ Week.

Our office contact information has changed

31 May 2016

Our office telephone numbers and email addresses have changed.

Service user increases skills and confidence at our Attendance Centre

16 May 2016

A service user has tackled his offending behaviour while improving his employment skills at one of our Attendance Centres.

Notice of office relocation - Maidstone Corporate Centre

4 May 2016

Our Maidstone Corporate Centre will be moving from Chaucer House in Knightrider Street, to new upgraded facilities at Maidstone House in King Street, in July.

Restorative Justice partnership wins award

27 April 2016

The Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership – of which KSS CRC is one of 26 agencies involved - has won a coveted national award.

NHS Award nomination for CP in East Sussex

27 April 2016

Our Community Payback service in East Sussex has been nominated for a NHS Recognition of Achievement award. The winners will be announced on Thursday 12 May at the De La War Pavilion in Bexhill.

Notice of office relocation – Maidstone operational office

22 April 2016

From 9 May, our operational office in Maidstone will be moving to King Street.

Job success for volunteer on our Council

21 April 2016

A former alcoholic has secured employment after eight months volunteering with our Service User Council.

Public praise of Community Payback

15 April 2016

A member of the public has been extremely satisfied with the work of our Community Payback team to improve an area in Surrey previously blighted by rubbish.

Probation Officer reaches finals of National Probation Awards

8 April 2016

A Guildford Probation Officer who has been commended by the police for helping to reduce acquisitive crime in the local area, has reached the finals of the 2016 National Probation Awards.

Services to improve support for women

4 April 2016

Women who offend in Kent, Surrey and Sussex will receive more targeted support to help them break the cycle of crime during their sentence.

Tender opportunity for housing brokerage and advocacy service now open

23 March 2016

We are seeking subcontractors who can increase service user’s access to suitable, sustainable housing.

Read our latest newsletter for partners

23 March 2016

Read how we are working with partners to improve support for women, details of a project that has reached the semi-finals of a national award and information on our work with User Voice to employ current and ex service users to engage individuals on our caseload. All this and more in the March edition of Intouch.

Council work helps service user gain employment with another CRC

18 March 2016

A former drug addict has secured a paid job managing Service User Councils for another CRC after volunteering with ours gave him new skills and a confidence boost.

Two employees receive national award from Princess Royal

11 March 2016

Two of our employees have received the highest accolades in the justice sector from HRH Princess Royal at this year’s Butler Trust Awards.

Volunteers wanted to steer service users away from crime

4 March 2016

Volunteers are wanted to help steer our service users away from crime

Community Payback to clean for the Queen

26 February 2016

Community Payback teams in Medway are supporting a campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities.

Service users inspired to volunteer after completing their sentence

19 February 2016

A scheme in which individuals perform community work as part of their court order has been so inspiring for two participants that they have decided to carry on despite completing their sentence.

High Sheriff finds out about rehabilitative work

10 February 2016

Kent’s High Sheriff, William Alexander, has been finding out first-hand how we work with service users to turn their lives around on a recent visit.

Community Payback is helping charity Making Miracles

5 February 2016

Our Community Payback teams in Kent have been working with a charity called Making Miracles to create a memorial garden for mothers who have lost children at birth.

Community Payback reaches semi-finals

29 January 2016

Our Community Payback team has reached the semi-finals of the NOMS Wildlife Award for their work protecting wildlife and natural habitats.

Repeat offender praises integrated approach for his rehabilitation

22 January 2016

A repeat offender said he is successfully getting his life back on track after receiving tailored support from our Integrated Offender Management (IOM) scheme.

KSS CRC to employ current or ex-service users to improve engagement

21 January 2016

KSS CRC is advertising three new roles for current and ex-service users to help us engage and support individuals to turn away from crime.

Police praise member of staff for reducing crime

12 January 2016

A police superintendent has heaped praise on a member of our staff for her efforts in helping to reduce acquisitive crime.

Ex-service user is helping others turn their lives around

5 January 2016

A former criminal and drug addict who turned his life around is now helping others to do the same by developing services that improve their chances of rehabilitation.

Brakes to be put on drink driving

4 January 2016

Drink-drivers caught by police could be referred to a course to educate them about the impact of their offences.