KSS CRC > Criminal justice interventions

Criminal justice interventions

KSS CRC delivers a wide range of interventions and wraparound support to deliver the sentence of the courts and meet service user needs across a diverse local geography. Our network of 15 local probation offices provide a welcoming, rehabilitative environment for service users and our partnership agencies.

We analyse data on factors linked to offending behaviour to inform our understanding of crime trends and to review and update our suite of interventions.

Our research unit provides us with evidence of what works to make sure our programmes are effective in reducing the risk of reoffending and harm, and to help individuals make positive changes to their lives.

Robert Buckland,
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice), singled out Kent Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company as an example of ‘best practice’, saying it had shown an excellent delivery of unpaid work, and have a comprehensive range of programmes on offer, as well as ‘outstanding leadership’.

Supervision

We allocate a case manager to people we supervise. The case manager oversees the sentence, assesses the service user’s risk and needs, ensures all the elements of the sentence plan are delivered and takes enforcement action. This includes overseeing interventions and wraparound support to improve the service user’s compliance.

Throughout the supervision period, the case manager has regular face-to-face contact with the service user, according to the sentence requirements and service user’s level of risk, need and motivation.

Accredited programmes

We deliver a range of structured group-work programmes that have been accredited by the Ministry of Justice.

These are proven to be effective in reducing reoffending, by addressing factors such as domestic violence or attitudes and behaviour.

Our trained facilitators deliver these programmes according to the set criteria. The following programmes are available, subject to assessment of suitability:

Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR)

The court can sentence individuals to a maximum number of rehabilitation activity days, which involves the service user attending a combination of appointments and activities aimed at helping them avoid reoffending.

Activities can include one-to-one support or group-work our trained staff deliver, or appointments with our supply chain partners who specialise in areas such as working with women, finding people a place to live, giving practical support, or assistance from a mentor.

Below is a list of the rehabilitation activities we offer:

Senior Attendance Centre

A requirement of a community or suspended sentence order for 18 to 24-year-olds, providing punishment and supportive rehabilitation work that encourages individuals to make positive life changes.

Senior attendance centres address factors that lead young people into crime and help them to learn life skills, including support with finding a job.

Volunteers and peer mentors

Many of our service users have never had a positive role model in their life. We understand that support is needed to help individuals achieve sustainable change and avoid reoffending.

Our trained volunteers and peer mentors provide a vital link with the community and can help to make a difference to individuals trying to turn their lives around.

Volunteers and peer mentors work with individuals on community sentences or after they leave prison.

For more information visit our volunteer support page.

Education, Training and Employment (ETE)

We help service users to overcome barriers to finding a job.

A dedicated in-house Education, Training and Employment team works in partnership with national and local employers in construction, rail track maintenance, retail and hospitality, as well as external training providers, to help our service users get access to a wide range of opportunities.

Our employment coaches work directly with individuals to build their work-related skills, qualifications and aspirations, giving individuals access to further education or training.

We hold job fairs and smaller industry-based recruitment events which have created sustainable employment opportunities for our service users. They give individuals the chance to talk about their skills and experience in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment and to arrange formal interviews with employers knowing that their conviction is not a barrier to employment.

We look forward to further developing these opportunities with employers.

If you are an employer and would like to discuss how we can work together to support your business recruitment needs, please complete the information request form.

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Rehabilitation support

We provide additional, personalised support to address an individual’s offending behaviour. The nature of the support varies according to the sentence and each person’s circumstances, but may include working in partnership with specialist agencies, structured one-to-one work sessions and signposting to community resources.