Shining a light on women in the criminal justice system
On International Women's Day 2018, it seems fitting to celebrate the impact that the wider office makes to the criminal justice system.
It is fair to say that it is historically known as 'a man's world' however more and more women are now working both in court and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome for both victims and offenders.
Prior to joining the Officer of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Carolyn had worked with Wiltshire Police for three years as an Out of Court Disposal Manager.
Now working alongside Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Angus Macpherson she concentrates on the criminal justice system and rehabilitation for offenders.
She works with Wiltshire Police and partner agencies to identify service gaps and alongside key stakeholders' aims to improve areas within the Criminal Justice System to ensure that victim's voices are heard and that outcomes have a positive impact on offenders.
Carolyn said, "I spend a lot of time travelling around the county to various meetings visiting lots of different people.
"To be in a job where I can help to shape the future of the Criminal Justice System to make a positive difference to people's lives is very fulfilling. I am also fortunate enough to work with some amazing, innovative and passionate people, both within our office, within the partner agencies and the people in our communities.
"I get quite passionate about the rehabilitation of offenders and I find it really motivating knowing that the work I do makes a positive difference."
And when asked what the best piece of advice she had been given Carolyn added, "It's actually a famous quote, 'if you always do what you've always done, you will always get what you've always got.'
"I find it's so true, not only in my personal life, but also when I think about my work."