Pioneering scheme helps John make positive start

Pioneering scheme helps John make positive start image

John has praised probation after receiving support aimed at helping people released from prison to not reoffend. The 25-year-old, who has autism, Asperger’s and ADHD, was serving a short custodial sentence for assaulting a police officer. He has a criminal record which spans a decade and includes a string of minor offences such as theft…

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…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model image

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…

New videos shine a light on our work

New videos shine a light on our work image

Service users and staff have created five videos to illustrate the work carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Roy Cook, programme manager, said: “I am delighted that we have a new suite of videos to illustrate the work we are doing to support people on probation to make positive changes. “Collectively the videos tell…

Community Payback clocks up more than 100,000 hours in the region’s communities

Community Payback clocks up more than 100,000 hours in the region’s communities image

Offenders in Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire working on community payback have put nearly £1m back into their community according to the latest figures by Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (HLNY CRC). HLNY CRC, which is responsible for supervising offenders on community payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence and the…

Community Payback clocks up 88,144 hours in good work for region’s communities

Community Payback clocks up 88,144 hours in good work for region’s communities image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours on Humberside. Humberside Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (HLNY CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders of the court, delivered 88,144 hours…

Offploy and HLNY helping offenders into employment

Offploy and HLNY helping offenders into employment image

Ian Mulholland, managing director of Interserve citizen services, was in Hull recently to meet staff to discuss their work and provide an overview of recent developments within the CRCs. He also met with Jacob Hill, managing director of Offploy, a company which specialises placing ex-offenders in the workplace and which is running a pilot with…

WE CARE DAY for Belton

WE CARE DAY for Belton image

HLNY CRC and a team on Community Payback recently took part in a WE CARE DAY at Ashtree Close, Belton, Lincolnshire with Ongo – the social housing charity. Steve Gilmour, estate services team leader, said “The event was another very successful day with a huge amount of improvement work undertaken to improve the area. “We…

Outstanding award for Mablethorpe payback team

Outstanding award for Mablethorpe payback team image

The Community Payback team in Mablethorpe have been recognised for all their hard work with an Outstanding Award of Appreciation at the Mablethorpe in Bloom Civic Pride Awards. The award follows the town’s success in the Britain In Bloom awards where it picked up a silver gilt award. Kim Parrinder, from the Big Local CCC…