Offenders contribute more than £354,000 to communities in West Yorkshire

Offenders contribute more than £354,000 to communities in West Yorkshire image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours in West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders of the court, delivered more than 144,965 hours in…

From custody into the community

From custody into the community image

Interserve is recruiting more than a hundred people to join its probation services in a new role dedicated to supporting prisoners to stop re-offending. The company runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that are responsible for delivering probation services to low and medium risk offenders. Since the Government implemented Through the Gate in May 2015,…

Integrating the Through the Gate Model into the Community

Integrating the Through the Gate Model into the Community image

By Ian Ware, head of quality and policy The Government launched Through the Gate to ensure that people released from short-term prison sentences received support to help them adjust to being back in their communities and to stop reoffending. The initiative was rolled out in May, 2015, as part of the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme,…

‘Let’s Get Together’ with Community Payback

‘Let’s Get Together’ with Community Payback image

Service users on Community Payback have been praised for helping Let’s Get Together – when the residents of Batley and Spen, West Yorkshire came together in a display of unity during a sun-soaked event for the Great Get Together in memory of late Labour MP Jo Cox. During the weekend she would have turned 44,…

Farview Fishing Lakes benefit from Community Payback

Farview Fishing Lakes benefit from Community Payback image

Farview Fishing Lakes, a popular attraction near Bingley, West Yorkshire has benefited from the support and work of offenders on Community Payback with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). The teams on CP have worked at Farview for a number of months under the supervision of Neil Robinson, CP supervisor for the Bradford area. Their…

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute more than 92,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute more than 92,000 hours in community payback image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours in West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders of the court, delivered 92,238 hours in the past…

Our response to the Government’s announcement about CRC contracts

Our response to the Government’s announcement about CRC contracts image

Along with the other Community Rehabilitation Company providers, Interserve has been involved in discussions with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) for sometime in order to improve how the national CRC contracts work for both parties. Ian Mulholland (pictured above), Interserve’s Managing Director (public sector) leads Interserve’s justice business, which includes five CRCs. He said: “The…

Community Payback spruce up Westertons

Community Payback spruce up Westertons image

Residents in the Westertons sheltered bungalows in Ardsley, Leeds have praised the work carried out by offenders working on a Community Payback project for their help in refurbishing the fences around the estate. The team on Community wood stained the whole of the fences both inside and out throughout the sheltered bungalow complex. The work…

Community pays back workers with barbecue

Community pays back workers with barbecue image

Offenders on Community Payback helping to clear-up a Bradford estate earned a payback of their own in the form of a barbecue from grateful council staff. The team have been organised by the probation service to assist staff at the ARC community centre on the Canterbury estate in Little Horton. Community Payback is managed by…

Unique service helps cut Muslim re-offending rates

Unique service helps cut Muslim re-offending rates image

South Asian Offenders Service (SHAFA), a pioneering West Yorkshire project, working in partnership with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), is reducing re-offending rates among Muslim men who have committed crimes Led by mental health charity Touchstone, which works with BME communities across West Yorkshire, the SHAFA service supports offenders from South Asian communities who…