Case Study: From Prison to Probation Worker
Sam says he struggled to find a job at the end of an eight-year prison sentence for a drug related offence. Many employers shut the door in his face. But while on probation with Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company, one of Seetec's probation services, he was given a new job opportunity.
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company employed Sam as one of their case support workers after a stint of volunteering with the service.
The opportunity has not only helped Sam with his own rehabilitation, but is also helping others to turn away from a life of crime.
What our case support workers?
Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company actively employs ex-offenders as case support workers, who share their experiences of turning away from a life of crime with people on probation to encourage the latter to do the same.
To minimise the risk of reoffending, case support workers also help individuals find a job, a place to live, and access services. Probation officers generally refer individuals to a case support worker after giving them a final warning that they risk breaching the terms of their probation, so case support workers deal only with the most challenging cases.
Note, we’ve changed the service user’s name to protect his identity. The photo is posed by models.