It’s great outdoors at Huddersfield school thanks to community payback workers

It’s great outdoors at Huddersfield school thanks to community payback workers image

Kirkburton Church of England First School has undergone a major transformation over the past four months with significant improvements to the outdoor play areas thanks to the work of offenders on Community Payback. Community Payback, managed by the West Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), has involved teams of people on unpaid work orders at the…

Ex-offender Jason Brown – helping offenders break the cycle of crime

Ex-offender Jason Brown – helping offenders break the cycle of crime image

Bradford-born Jason Brown was convicted and imprisoned for four years for robbery after a life of petty crime in his youth. Today he has two degrees, including one in criminology, and is currently studying for a masters at Leeds Beckett University. He also works for charity User Voice in West Yorkshire which he credits with…

Thanks to all our volunteers

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On behalf of all my colleagues I would like to thank our fabulous volunteers for all their hard work, dedication and commitment to our service users during 2016. The volunteering scheme makes such a difference to many of our service users whether it’s a once-off piece of work or on-going support. May we wish you…

User Voice and West Yorkshire CRC join forces to stop offenders from re-offending

User Voice and West Yorkshire CRC join forces to stop offenders from re-offending image

West Yorkshire CRC has announced a partnership with charity User Voice, to support offenders as they progress through the criminal justice system. User Voice is led and delivered by ex-offenders, who have the special ability to gain the trust of, access to, and insight from people within the criminal justice system. West Yorkshire CRC is…

User Voice and West Yorkshire CRC join forces to stop offenders from re-offending

User Voice and West Yorkshire CRC join forces to stop offenders from re-offending image

West Yorkshire CRC has announced a partnership with charity User Voice, to support offenders as they progress through the criminal justice system. User Voice is led and delivered by ex-offenders, who have the special ability to gain the trust of, access to, and insight from people within the criminal justice system. West Yorkshire CRC is…

International Women’s Day

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We are celebrating International Womens Day by highlighting the great work we do with female offenders. This is Jodie’s inspiring story: “I committed my offence and the magistrate ordered me to do 15 hours with the West Yorkshire Probation CRC who then put me onto the Together Women Project. I wasn’t sure what to expect…

Alexene’s Comic Relief Celebrations at 10 Downing Street!

Alexene’s Comic Relief Celebrations at 10 Downing Street! image

In May 2014 Alexene Nellist, Diversity and Development officer at WYCRC, completed an unbelievable coast to coast walk alongside her sister Ashleigh and best friend Kim, walking from Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay, and finally ending in Scarborough. This 13 day walk covered a staggering 209 miles, and raised over £2,013.00 for Sport and Comic…

Trainees Turning Lives Around

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Three trainees are part of a new team offering support to people on probation. The Getting Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) traineeship is run by Inspiring Change Manchester (ICM) in partnership with the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company. Its aim is to protect the public by preventing re-offending. Eddie Fraser, Chelsey Gibbon and…

WYCRC achieves top excellence status!

WYCRC achieves top excellence status! image

We are proud to announce that we are the first CRC under new ownership to successfully achieve the EFQM two star status. The European Excellence Model (EFQM) is an accreditation which shows how well an organisation is performing and where improvements are needed. Organisations are assessed on a number of criteria such as; leadership, strategy,…

Ofsted Rating for Services for Children in Leeds

Ofsted Rating for Services for Children in Leeds image

Ofsted has rated services for children in Leeds as ‘Good’ overall after an unannounced inspection. The inspection focused on services for children in need of help and protection, looked after children and care leavers. WYCRC is an integral organisation within the partnership which supports great outcomes for children, young people and the families of Leeds.…