Our CRCs praised for academic research to develop probation practice

Our CRCs praised for academic research to develop probation practice image

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation has praised Interserve’s CRCs in a report which references the number of research projects undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies nationally. Interserve undertook two research projects, accounting for two of the three bodies of research cited by HMIP that were undertaken by the UK’s 20 CRCs. One of the company’s projects…

New house opens door to Jake’s fresh start

New house opens door to Jake’s fresh start image

Jake was jailed for two years after his life spiralled out of control and he turned to drugs and alcohol, but support from probation and a specialist housing organisation has helped him hit the ground running after leaving prison. The 29-year-old was sentenced for possession of an imitation firearm and of possessing cannabis. Jake was…

Help needed to spread festive cheer

Help needed to spread festive cheer image

Colleagues are appealing to Bradford businesses to donate food and other essentials to help support people on probation. Staff at the West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation (CRC) are working with two food banks – Bradford North and the Trussell Trust Foodbank in Jermyn Street – to ensure the CRC’s service users get access to basic necessities,…

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19 image

We have undertaken a great deal of work to make our offices safe so we can continue to deliver our services as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your safety is our highest priority. We will only invite you into one of our offices if it has been risk assessed and is COVID-19 secure.…

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme image

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

User Voice update image

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…