Lorraine Preece, Chief Executive at YSS, a West Mercia charity supporting some of the most marginalised people in society, will today give evidence to the Justice Select Committee in Westminster on transforming rehabilitation.

The charity works across the whole of West Mercia, providing support to some of the most marginalised people in society. These include children as young as seven who are acting as young carers, families who need additional support and people coming out of prison. YSS is there to support and empower people to make positive choices and have better lives. Many of the people the charity supports have little of what most of us take for granted – whether that is a roof over our head, positive family relationships, strong friendships, good health or financial resilience.

As part of its work, YSS provides support to veterans, young adults and adults who are involved, or at risk of being involved in, the criminal justice system.

Lorraine said: “Following the Justice Select Committee’s enquiry launched last year, I am delighted to have been invited to give oral evidence regarding their enquiry into transforming rehabilitation. The enquiry will focus on how current Government measures are effectively addressing the challenges facing the probation services and what more needs to be done in the short-term to improve the probation system. All of our work is about supporting and empowering people, and sharing evidence and information is an important part of this.”

To find out more about YSS and the services it delivers, or to see how you can get involved, please go to yss.org.uk or follow the charity on social media @OfficialYSS.