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KSS CRC welcomes a new Director

8 September 2016

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

Caroline joined KSS CRC at the end of August following a 13 year career in London Probation, and more recently London Community Rehabilitation Company.

Her experience includes both working directly with service users to reduce reoffending and managing various teams to achieve successful quality, performance and engagement outcomes.

Caroline first joined London Probation as a Probation Officer and has worked as an Operational Manager and an Assistant Chief Officer.

Most recently, Caroline has been one of the architects of the 26-49 male cohort in London CRC. This role involved launching the new cohort’s vision and strategy, as well as the placement of 200 staff across London in order to manage 15,000 orders and licences.

Caroline strongly believes in the benefits of partnership work and has previously worked with key stakeholders and partners across three London Boroughs to build and develop Integrated Offender Management schemes that have achieved high reductions in prolific offending. She is also passionate about linking service users with their communities in order to change lives.

As the new Director of Operations, Caroline is responsible for delivering services that reduce reoffending across the three KSS CRC team functions: Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Assessment.

She says: ‘I am thrilled to be working with such an incredible organisation, one with a unique model that engages both staff and service users in reducing reoffending. My primary goal right now is to listen and learn from our own staff as well as our many partners. I very much look forward to getting to know you all and working together to ensure the continued growth and success of KSS CRC.’

Suki Binning, KSS CRC’s Chief Executive, says: ‘Caroline brings to the role a wealth of criminal justice experience, having held various senior roles in probation. She will be a real asset to KSS CRC and local partnerships.’



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