Richard’s role is to identify ways to improve community justice outcomes and influence the necessary changes within the context of the National Strategy for Community Justice.
Richard has varied work experience and was most recently a community justice coordinator in Clackmannanshire.
Previously, he was the Service Manager for Information and Performance Management at Apex Scotland before taking a consultancy role at a start-up tech company connected to University College London which provides case management systems to multi-organisation partnerships and shards personal data appropriately between different organisations. He was a founder and remains a director of the social enterprise Recruit With Conviction which seeks to smooth pathways to employment for people with convictions by working with employers, challenging policy and training employability workers.
He is passionate about enabling the untapped potential of people who are touched by crime or the justice system and empowering their post traumatic growth. This led him to support the incubation and development of another social enterprise called Resilience Learning Partnership, which encourages people with complex lived experience to learn from each other, link their learning to robust research evidence and then influence change.