A new place to call ‘office’ –  Crest has moved!

A new place to call ‘office’ – Crest has moved!

A new place to call ‘office’ - Crest has moved! At Team Crest we may spend most of our time dashing around to see our clients, but our hard working and dedicated team still need somewhere to call ‘office’.  We loved our previous home in Covent Garden but when desk...
Welcome Sarah and good luck Marie!

Welcome Sarah and good luck Marie!

Welcome Sarah and good luck Marie!   Maternity leave is imminent for our amazing office manager, Marie, whose baby is due at the end of July. All this hot weather has made it a tough few weeks for pregnant women in the capital. Not only have the team been trying to...
Tempus Novo at Armley prison

Tempus Novo at Armley prison

Tempus Novo at Armley Prison Crest’s rewiring justice project is almost complete. One of the final parts of the puzzle has been building up some case studies setting out how, if things were done differently, the justice system might work better.   This week Manon and...
Have we taken our eye off the ball on drugs?

Have we taken our eye off the ball on drugs?

Have we taken our eye off the ball on drugs? On the face of it, there is nothing within this week’s crime statistics that would suggest we should be worrying more about drugs-related offences. While the surge in serious violence (a subject we have written about...
Devolution is the new black

Devolution is the new black

Devolution is the new black Forget the hard-bitten stereotypes of Orange is the New Black, Bad Girls or Prisoner Cell Block H, the vast majority of the 4,000 women in prisons in England and Wales are non-violent and not a threat to public safety. Yet, women are...
Hard choices and strategic dilemmas

Hard choices and strategic dilemmas

Hard choices and strategic dilemmas One of the oddities of the ‘David Cameron’ years in Number Ten was how little the politics of crime featured, compared to his predecessors. Following the election in 2010, crime fell in salience, at one point even falling out of the...
“It’s elementary…” why training is good for business

“It’s elementary…” why training is good for business

"It’s elementary..." why training is good for business Many moons ago, I spent a very frustrating 25 minutes explaining to a very assertive member of my team why I did not think that spending several hundred pounds on attending an ‘assertiveness’ course was a...