Biggest recruitment drive launched

Biggest recruitment drive launched image

Interserve has launched its biggest recruitment drive since winning the contract to run probation services at five Community Rehabilitation Companies three years ago, as the company seeks to recruit a total of more than 30 probation case managers. The company is committed to providing the best possible service to people on probation. Ian Mulholland (pictured),…

Cricket returns to Bradford Park Avenue with help from offenders on Community Payback

Cricket returns to Bradford Park Avenue with help from offenders on Community Payback image

The official opening of the revamped iconic Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground has been hailed “a very special day for Yorkshire cricket and Bradford” thanks to the help of a team of offenders working on Community Payback. Yorkshireman and England captain Joe Root was on-hand to cut the ribbon formally opening the first stage of…

Are you going? Leeds Pride will be back bigger than ever this summer

Are you going? Leeds Pride will be back bigger than ever this summer image

Leeds Pride, the August 6 celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans life will take in an extended area of the city this year.  Running since 2006, it is now the largest Pride event in the UK to still be completely free. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend. Each year…

West Yorkshire CRC pilot online drug and alcohol treatment programme for offenders

West Yorkshire CRC pilot online drug and alcohol treatment programme for offenders image

West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) is piloting a pioneering online treatment programme for offenders and those on probation struggling with alcohol and drug dependency. Breaking Free is the first ever digital intervention to be accredited by the Correctional Services Accreditation and Advice Panel (CSAAP) at the Ministry of Justice and has been proven to reduce substance misuse…

Suhail Nawaz named in Probation Champion of the Year awards

Suhail Nawaz named in Probation Champion of the Year awards image

The winners of the Probation Champion of the Year awards will be named later at a major event in London where Suhail Nawaz from West Yorkshire CRC has been shortlisted in the Fairness, Decency & Respect category. Suhail, a senior case manager, based in Bradford worked for a number of local agencies such as Foundation…

Wortley residents praise restoration work by offenders on Community Payback

Wortley residents praise restoration work by offenders on Community Payback image

Residents in Wortley, Leeds, have praised offenders working on a Community Payback project to clean up the Gamble Hill area. After a “walk about” by residents and Leeds City Council officials, councillors invited West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) to carry out a Community Payback project in the area to clean up the area. Offenders,…

Barnsley Futures reaches out to the district’s vulnerable people

Barnsley Futures reaches out to the district’s vulnerable people image

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council has announced it is launching Barnsley Futures, a care and support service for vulnerable adults in the district. The council has named West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) as the key partner to deliver the service which will support those struggling with offending, homelessness, substance abuse and mental health issues. West…

EFQM award: Interserve’s justice business committed to excellence

EFQM award: Interserve’s justice business committed to excellence image

Interserve’s justice business and its five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) have all received accreditation following recent individual assessments. Among the CRCs gaining the accreditation Committed to Excellence 2 Star were West Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire. The European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Committed to Excellence award has been earned by the justice…

Otley Community Centre gets makeover from offenders on Community Payback

Otley Community Centre gets makeover from offenders on Community Payback image

Otley Community Centre, has been given a makeover after offenders working on Community Payback have worked to restore the building introducing new modern facilities for the market town’s residents. Community Payback in Leeds is managed by the West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and aims to rehabilitate offenders through working on projects, nominated by members…

Moortown recreational facility brought back into use by Community Payback

Moortown recreational facility brought back into use by Community Payback image

Offenders, spent more than 250 hours working to clear the site of undergrowth, rubbish and fly-tipping to restore it to its original use as a recreational facility for the local community. Total work is estimated to be worth more than £2,000 – contributing to major savings for Leeds City Council. Community Payback in Leeds is…