Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Case Management, Devon and Cornwall
Kerri has worked in the probation service for over 25 years after joining the service as a volunteer. She qualified as a probation officer in 1998 and has worked in offender management and courts in Devon and Cornwall before becoming a senior probation officer.
As a Senior Probation Officer, she had responsibility for courts, offender management, Community Payback, safeguarding, public protection and domestic abuse. Kerri was seconded to the local criminal justice board to help set up the community advice and support desks in court. Since then, she has had a variety of assistant chief probation officer roles, including leading the development of the Integrated Offender Management Team (Turnaround) and Local Delivery Unit Head for Devon and Cornwall. In 2018, she became the senior manager with responsibility for Community Payback. Kerri is now responsible for the case management function in Devon and Cornwall.
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Interventions, South West
Rosie has worked in the probation service for over 33 years. With a background of working in mental health and homelessness in London, she moved to Bristol after qualifying as a probation officer.
Rosie has worked in courts, prisons and programmes, before becoming a Practice Development Assessor, managing trainee probation officers for six years.
Her first management role was with Integrated Offender Management across South Gloucestershire and Bath and South East Somerset, establishing strong partnership working in both areas.
After the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme, Rosie became the lead for women’s services in the south west of England. Rosie is passionate about ensuring the needs of women involved in the criminal justice system are identified, their adverse childhood experiences are properly addressed through interventions, and staff are engaged in delivering trauma-informed approaches. She collaborates with national and local partner agencies to build a whole system approach to working with women at each stage of the criminal justice system.
Rosie was appointed Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Head of Interventions South West, in October 2018 and oversees the delivery of accredited programmes and group rehabilitation activity requirement activities across our two south west probation services. She is keen to develop new services and expand interventions delivery.
Assistant Chief Officer, Administration and Facilities
Melissa has worked in the probation service since 2007, during which time she managed teams across various operations; Administration, ETE and Accommodation, Offender Management, Unpaid Work and Interventions, as well as leading on numerous projects to improve and develop the service, systems and processes.
Melissa is currently leading on the review and development of the estates portfolio across the South West, using the knowledge and experience she has gained from previous roles which has proven invaluable when considering operational viability. As Assistant Chief Officer for Admin and Facilities for the South West she is responsible for quality delivery of case administration and reception services, as well as the day to day managements of the estates, ensuring all sites are safe and accessible to work and learn across all seven counties.
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Research and Policy Development
Since qualifying in 2003 as a Probation Officer in London, Debbie has managed a variety of multi-disciplinary teams, including courts and integrated offender management (IOM). She has an impressive track record, working with key criminal justice stakeholders and partners. Amongst other projects, Debbie steered the design and implementation of a multi-agency domestic abuse perpetrators panel (MADAPP) and led the development and implementation of a harmonised integrated service user management framework across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Debbie has revised Seetec Group’s safeguarding policies and procedures, led the design of its safeguarding recording apps and the implementation of these new policies and procedures across UK and Ireland operations.
Debbie is now responsible for policy development and our research unit ensuring that policy and practice is responding to emerging and evolving trends in probation, crime and criminal justice.
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Learning and Development
Jane has over 14 years’ experience of working in probation, spanning case management, integrated offender management, group work interventions and court work. As a former Quality Development Officer, Vocational Qualifications Assessor and most recently a Practice Development Manager, she is passionate about helping people to grow through learning and development opportunities and has delivered training to probation staff.
As well as being a qualified Probation Officer, Jane holds teaching, workplace coaching, assessing and quality assurance qualifications and is also an Ofqual Expert . She leads on the internal quality assurer for probation practice qualifications our in-house Vocational Qualification Centre delivers, chairs the level 3 probation practice apprenticeship development group and is developing the level 6 probation officer apprenticeship with other employees.
Jane has responsibility for developing the strategy for practice learning and development across all our KSS CRC regions.
Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Community Payback, South West
Elaine started with the probation service as a Trainee Probation Officer in 1993. Following her probation officer qualification, she has held practitioner, middle and senior management roles including Team Manager, Head of Dorset Local Delivery Unit, Head of Interventions, Head of Operational Hubs South West and Assistant Chief Probation Officer (ACPO) for Dorset offender management. Elaine is now ACPO for Community Payback.