Keeping cats cosy this winter

Keeping cats cosy this winter image

During the recent big freeze in the north of England following the Beast from the East storm front offenders in Bradford have been working with local charity Cats Protection to help our feline friends keep warm and safe. A team working on Community Payback have been building cat boxes in Bradford to accommodate feral cats…

Mini-bus donations supports local social enterprise

Mini-bus donations supports local social enterprise image

Following our recent donation of a mini-bus formerly used to transport service users on Community Payback to a local school, Flanshaw Junior Infant & Nursery School in Wakefield we have now given a further two mini-buses to a local social enterprise supporting young people. The two buses have been donated to Elite Training Systems Yorkshire…

Bus donation for Flanshaw juniors

Bus donation for Flanshaw juniors image

West Yorkshire CRC has donated a mini-bus formerly used to transport service users on Community Payback to a local school. The mini-bus was delivered to Flanshaw Junior Infant & Nursery School in Wakefield during half-term, ready for use when the children returned to school after the holidays. Head teacher Caroline Butterworth said: “I would like…

Church gives thanks for offenders hard work

Church gives thanks for offenders hard work image

A church in Bradford which has benefited from significant restoration work by offenders on community payback has hosted a lunch for ‘service users’ who worked on the project to thank them for all their hard work. The popular Westgate Baptist Church on Carlisle Road in Manningham has had a dramatic makeover thanks to a team…

An education in probation

An education in probation image

Suhail Nawaz and Roxanne Charles from West Yorkshire CRC recently visited Carlton Bolling College, Bradford to share their experiences of working in probation. Students were given an insight to the work delivered by our team in West Yorkshire and how the CRC works with service users to help them turn their lives around and find…

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute almost 264,000 hours in community payback

Offenders in West Yorkshire contribute almost 264,000 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 264,790 hours in the past…

Interserve receives prestigious certificate

Interserve receives prestigious certificate image

Interserve has earned certification from the International Corrections and Prison Association in recognition for developing personalisation, a theory aimed at helping people on probation to make positive changes. The award is for the work the company’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have done with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University to develop…

Offenders contribute more than £9.2m into their local communities

Offenders contribute more than £9.2m into their local communities image

Offenders working on community payback after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed nearly half a million hours in unpaid work to their communities. Interserve, the largest provider of probation and rehabilitation services in England and Wales, has seen its five community rehabilitation companies (CRCs) deliver 1.19 million hours of community payback in the past…

Funding secured to help develop practice

Funding secured to help develop practice image

Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have secured funding to help develop the next phase of the company’s personalisation project. Personalisation involves focusing probation practice on an individual’s needs, giving them increased ownership over the service they receive. Interserve’s five CRCs have each piloted a unique approach to personalistion within a probation setting. Evaluation of the projects…

Graveyard clean-up at Baildon church

Graveyard clean-up at Baildon church image

Service users working on Community Payback with West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company are helping clean-up of an overgrown graveyard at a Baildon church. They have supported local people at St John’s Parish Church, in Hallcliffe, to clean the graveyard which has become overgrown with ivy and bramble saplings to restore the site, as big as…