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Kim is the Policy Apprentice for Community Justice Scotland, bringing her skills and insight to our engagement in the dynamic policy area of community justice. Kim started in May 2018 as a Modern Apprentice, but quickly recognised that it was in Policy that substantial and longstanding change could be achieved, helping to make Scotland better.
Kim has worked with various youth organisations as a youth support worker, helping young people work through their offending behaviour and engage with families and education to achieve better outcomes for themselves and their communities. Kim has delivered mentoring and has been instrumental in raising awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on people’s lives. This has included working with CJS colleague James Docherty in organising a national event collaborating with ACE Aware Nation and Tigers to bring internationally renowned Dr Gabor Mate.
Kim is a public speaker, having an impact on diverse audiences including Scottish Government Cabinet Ministers, justice professionals, and people with lived experience. Kim advocates for people with lived experience of the justice system to have a voice, and empower them to contribute to development and implementation of policy, and to achieve their own rehabilitation and fulfil their life potential.
Kim is a published author of academic journals and contributions to media outlets, such as the Big Issue, and regularly blogs for CJS and other justice organisations. Kim is particularly interested in how disclosure of convictions impacts on people’s life chances in engaging with education and employment, and the impact that has on their opportunities for rehabilitation.