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Rosa Vass

Research Assistant



I joined CHSS as a research assistant in March 2018 to join the RISKIT-CJS project. I am currently involved in researching the management of risk and substance use by young people involved in the criminal justice system.

I am particularly interested in the role of the private sector in the criminal justice system and the impact for those with complex and multiple needs. Areas of interest include substance use, mental health provision and the distinct needs experienced by females in contact with the criminal justice system.

Previous research experience includes working as a researcher for the Institute for Criminal Policy Research on a project evaluating one-stop-shops for female offenders. I have worked as a researcher for the Revolving Doors Agency on a project about how police and crime commissioners shape local responses to young adults and people with complex needs. I have also worked as a researcher for Stonham justice services and the British Transport Police. I have recent operational experience working as a Probation Service Officer, predominantly working with adults with substance related needs.

I studied at the University of Kent for both MA Criminology and BA (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy.

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