Richard first began working in the Criminal Justice System as a Volunteer Director on the Young Offenders Programme for Community Service Volunteers. He moved to the Ormiston Children & Families Trust in 1989, initially working as the Manager of Norwich Prison Visitors' Centre, then taking a lead role in developing services to children and families of prisoners across the Eastern Region in both prison and community based settings.
In 2005 Richard published "Dads & Kids: the inside story" which looked at how fathers serving a prison sentence maintain the relationship with their children.
Richard moved to Clinks in August 2008 to work as a Programme Director on the infrastructure programme. He is leading on the work that Clinks undertake as part of their infrastructure grant along with their partners and has responsibility for the infrastructure review that Clinks are leading on.
Richard is responsible for:
Leading on the infrastructure grant, overseeing Clinks internal organisational development,
and line manage specific project activities within Clinks