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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.
He spoke about how it ties in with KSS CRC's new Women's Strategy which looks at working with women specifically and differently to provide a path away from criminality.
You can listen to the programme online again, starting at 1hr 35mins.
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