Probation supporting response to COVID-19

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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…

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,…

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…

Alcohol abstinence tag helps Dave get back on track

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Dave* committed a violent offence after threatening a person in the street while drunk following a period in the grip of alcoholism. The 53-year-old is one of 226 people who took part in a two-year pilot scheme run by a partnership including the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners for Humberside, Lincolnshire and North…

Alcohol tagging pilot delivers positive results

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A pilot scheme requiring offenders to abstain from alcohol and wear an alcohol monitoring tag has been applauded by a Government minister following delivering positive results. An initial report by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) into the Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire (HLNY) Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement (AAMR) pilot was published yesterday. The two-year pilot…

Alcohol tag helps Dave live life

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Dave* committed a violent offence after threatening a person in the street while blind drunk following a period in the grip of alcoholism. The 53-year-old is one of 226 people who took part in a two-year pilot scheme run by a partnership including the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners for Humberside, Lincolnshire and…

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

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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

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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

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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…