Trio justice colleagues’ finalists in top award scheme

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A trio of colleagues from across Interserve’s justice business are finalists in this year’s Butler Trust Awards in recognition of their efforts supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. Senior probation case manager Mike Ward, Integrated Through the Gate manager Sonia Leake, and volunteer Ian Sparshott have all made it through to the…

A day in the life – Senior Probation Officer

A day in the life – Senior Probation Officer image

I trained as a Probation Officer over 20 years ago. I currently work as a Senior Probation Officer within West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (WY CRC). I supervise a team of staff who have caseloads of offenders who are subject to community orders. We also supervise people in prison and on licence or Post Sentence…

Hidden Heroes to get their day in the spotlight

Hidden Heroes to get their day in the spotlight image

Interserve is backing an event showcasing the work carried out by probation colleagues supporting people to make positive changes to their lives. The company runs five CRCs that deliver probation services to offenders on Community Orders, Suspended Sentence Orders or who are on custodial licence from prison. The Butler Trust is a charity that was…

User Voice update

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User Voice is a national charity run by service users.  We all have personal experience of crime and the problems associated with it. We share your unique insight into what does work and what needs challenging in the criminal justice system to change our lifestyles and stop offending. We understand the barriers that people with…

COVID-19 Update for our service users

COVID-19 Update for our service users image

The safety of you and your family is extremely important to us and we have been working to ensure we do everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have worked made some adaptations to our offices to ensure that they adhere to COVID-19 government guidelines. Before you attend one of our offices,…

Probation supporting response to COVID-19

Probation supporting response to COVID-19 image

Two Community Rehabilitation Companies have mobilised 28 staff and a dozen vans across the region to transport food and essential goods to the elderly and people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interserve runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) that provide rehabilitative services to 25 per cent of low and medium risk offenders across England. The…

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours image

A unique programme is being launched by Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that uses modern technology to help service users tackle substance misuse. Breaking Free Online is an accredited digital treatment and recovery programme for people with issues associated with drugs, alcohol and offending behaviours. One of the key advantages that Breaking Free has over…

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse image

Interserve has launched a pioneering intervention aimed at preventing young adult males from committing domestic abuse. The company owns five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that provide rehabilitative services to 25 per cent of low and medium risk offenders across the country. Interserve has a team of experts who are developing new interventions to address offending…

Fund raising run held at HMP Leeds

Fund raising run held at HMP Leeds image

Prisoners and staff at HMP Leeds took part in a 10km run in the prison’s grounds in order to raise money for a mental health charity. Three members of West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company’s Integrated Through the Gate team joined with prison staff and prisoners to take part in the run, which raised cash for…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

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Interserve launched its Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) initiative to support the rehabilitation of offenders across 18 prisons on April 1st. Interserve Group Limited runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies and recruited 120 resettlement workers to deliver the radically improved service. Under the new model, probation professionals working alongside Interserve’s commissioned providers – Shelter, St Giles…