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Season's Greetings from KSS CRC

24 December 2018

On behalf of everyone at KSS CRC, best wishes to you all for the festive season.

Probation in the criminal justice system: The glue that is coming unstuck

19 December 2018

Probation services occupy a unique place in the criminal justice system. As the only agencies to work with offenders from the start of the court process through to the implementation of sentence and termination of statutory supervision, probation has been described as the glue that keeps the system together.

Ex-offenders to curate new exhibition at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

23 November 2018

A unique partnership launches today which sees people under probation supervision in the south east curate a new exhibition at Margate’s internationally renowned Turner Contemporary art gallery.

KSS CRC partnership with the Koestler Trust and Turner Contemporary

23 November 2018

In 2019 we’re partnering with the Koestler Trust, the UK’s best-known prison arts charity and Turner Contemporary, Margate’s internationally renowned art gallery, to bring art that is often hidden into public view.

Just the job: Sussex employers giving ex-offenders a second chance

16 November 2018

A job fair aiming to get around 100 people with a criminal past back into work took place in Brighton this week.

Probation values 'making common cause'

8 November 2018

In the second of three seminars, probation leaders reflect on the probation service values and what they mean today.

Probation identity matters

22 October 2018

Probation leaders reflect on the service's identity and what 'probation' now means.

One million pound upgrade for Sussex probation hubs

10 October 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in Sussex, today marks the completion of a one million pound upgrade to the region's probation infrastructure.

KSS CRC reponse to national review of probation companies' work to tackle domestic abuse

25 September 2018

The independent inspector for probation today published a thematic review of community rehabilitation companies' response to domestic abuse.

Payback gets glowing report from chairman

11 September 2018

The Chairman of a local village hall has heaped praise on the work carried out by a team of offenders on Community Payback.

KSS CRC to hold Probation Identity Events

4 September 2018

This autumn KSS CRC is holding three events on probation identity, values and its role in the criminal justice system.

UK’s first programme to rehabilitate convicted stalkers launches in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

1 August 2018

The UK’s first programme aimed at rehabilitating convicted stalkers launches today in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company responds to Ministry of Justice plans to consult on changes to probation services

27 July 2018

The Ministry of Justice today announced an eight-week consultation on proposals to change the way the National Probation Service and Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) are organised. The Ministry proposes to end the current probation contracts in 2020 – two years ahead of schedule – and bring forward a new competition with new contracts in place and running by the start of 2020.

New chief probation officer appointed for Kent, Surrey and Sussex

25 July 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC) - the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region - today announces the appointment of a new chief probation officer.

Offenders join fight to tackle plastic across Kent, Surrey and Sussex

23 July 2018

Offenders serving community sentences across Kent, Surrey and Sussex took part in a day of action this week to clear rubbish from eight of the region’s beauty spots.

Our Director talks to BBC about Government's female offender strategy

28 June 2018

BBC Radio Kent interviewed our Director of Excellence and Effectiveness, Graham Wines, about the Ministry of Justice's new strategy, which seeks to break the cycle of offending for women.

Kent Surrey and Sussex community rehabilitation company employee pay award

25 May 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region, today announces that employee pay will increase by two per cent this year with a further two per cent rise confirmed for April 2019.

Probation offices to remain at heart of Kent communities after £1.8m upgrade

22 May 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company has completed a £1.8m investment programme to replace the county’s probation offices.

New approach to rehabilitating women convicted of crime in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

21 May 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region, this week unveils a new approach to rehabilitating women convicted of crime.

New research unit to cut reoffending in Kent, Surrey and Sussex

12 March 2018

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), the agency responsible for supervising low and medium risk offenders in the region, has announced the creation of a new research unit to test, trial and evaluate innovative approaches in a bid to cut reoffending and crime.