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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.
Thank you to all those involved in helping us to reduce crime and keep communities safe, including everyone who works and volunteers at KSS CRC, as well as valued partners in the criminal justice system, User Voice and our specialist housing brokerage providers.
There is so much to be proud of in the last year at KSS CRC from the development of new programmes and the launch of a research unit. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and drive forward with more innovation and evidence-based practice in 2019 to further reduce reoffending rates.
Latest personal stories
A former drug addict has become a successful paid chef a year after his release from prison.
When I first met John*, he came across as being very shy and quiet. I attended an initial meeting where I met with Johnís Probation Officer and we agreed actions and goals for him to take to help aid his rehabilitation and tackle the issues that have led him to commit the crime in the first place.
I was asked to work with Andrew* to help improve his self-esteem and decision making skills which led to his drug abuse. At our regular meetings, we explored solutions to his issues and obstacles to his future aspirations. Slowly through this work, his perceptions about himself began to change from feelings of guilty and helplessness, to being able to acknowledge his own personal strengths and attributes.