15 February 2017
A local resident has thanked service users on Community Payback who have been helped to tidy up her garden.
15 February 2017
A new office in Ashford will open, bringing together KSS CRC’s Folkestone and Canterbury teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 January 2017
Community Payback teams have rolled up their sleeves to clear bagfuls of rubbish and debris from alleyways in Havengore Avenue, Gravesend.
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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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.
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.
12 December 2016
The Redhill office has now moved into its new premises and is operational from today, Monday 12th December.
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.
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.
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.
18 November 2016
KSS CRC is recruiting people from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to join its growing team of volunteers.
9 November 2016
On 12th December, our Redhill office is moving to new premises, located in town centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 October 2016
Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC has received a positive report from HM Inspectorate of Probation for their work in Kent.
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.
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.
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.
8 September 2016
KSS CRC is delighted to welcome Caroline Sharp as its new Operations Director.
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.
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.
5 August 2016
From 5 September, our Crawley office will be moving to the High Street.
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.
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.
21 July 2016
Our Community Payback teams has helped to rescue a RSPCA centre in Sussex from disrepair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 June 2016
A new Community Payback project that will help women on probation to complete their court sentence starts in Surrey this month.
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.
8 June 2016
A service user has gained confidence to deal with his own problems, thanks to the support of one of our volunteers.
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.
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.
1 June 2016
KSS CRC is celebrating National Volunteers’ Week.
31 May 2016
Our office telephone numbers and email addresses have changed.
16 May 2016
A service user has tackled his offending behaviour while improving his employment skills at one of our Attendance Centres.
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.
27 April 2016
The Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership – of which KSS CRC is one of 26 agencies involved - has won a coveted national award.
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.
22 April 2016
From 9 May, our operational office in Maidstone will be moving to King Street.
21 April 2016
A former alcoholic has secured employment after eight months volunteering with our Service User Council.
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.
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.
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.
23 March 2016
We are seeking subcontractors who can increase service user’s access to suitable, sustainable housing.
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.
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.
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.
4 March 2016
Volunteers are wanted to help steer our service users away from crime
26 February 2016
Community Payback teams in Medway are supporting a campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 January 2016
A police superintendent has heaped praise on a member of our staff for her efforts in helping to reduce acquisitive crime.
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.
4 January 2016
Drink-drivers caught by police could be referred to a course to educate them about the impact of their offences.