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Archive for 2012

23rd December 2012

Restorative Justice: a murderer’s view

AFTER meeting the relatives of the victim he murdered, Stuart made a heartfelt pledge to stay out of trouble. Although the 42-year-old had already undergone a significant change while in jail, the Restorative Justice […]

21st December 2012

Ben achieves aim

BEN lost his job after being caught drink driving. He feared he would be sent to prison, but what hurt him more was the realisation of how much stress the incident put upon his mum and family. The father-of-two, who had […]

7th December 2012

Women offenders’ conference

ALMOST a hundred delegates representing a plethora of organisations met to share best practice at a conference debating women offenders. The inaugural Moving The Agenda conference was run by Greater Manchester Probation […]

Accolade for Community Payback officer

COMMUNITY Payback Officer Craig Sykes has received a prestigious award from Six Town, a housing association based in Bury. Roughly two to three teams of up to eight offenders have been working three times a week on […]

6th December 2012

Bolton Women’s Centre relaunch

The Bolton Women’s Supervision Centre is being relaunched following its relocation. The borough’s probation office was one of the first in Greater Manchester to provide specialist support to female offenders after […]

Shadow Minister and Police & Crime Commissioner Visit IAC

LABOUR shadow justice minister Sadiq Khan and the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd today visited Greater Manchester Probation Trust on a fact finding mission. They toured GMPT’s Intensive […]

29th November 2012

Achieving excellent employment results

ACHIEVE Greater Manchester has supported hundreds of offenders into employment. The scheme, which is part of a North West initiative that is joint funded by National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the European […]

26th November 2012

Offenders praised for helping allotments blossom

Don Booth has praised Community Payback for the work offenders have put into helping the Tindall Street Allotment blossom. Community Payback celebrates its 40th birthday this week, and Don, from Liverpool Road, Eccles, […]

22nd November 2012

Community Payback’s Jean Heaton cooks up a treat

COMMUNITY Payback officer and culinary queen Jean Heaton has been cooking up a storm since 1984. The 58-year-old is one of Greater Manchester Probation Trust’s longest serving members of staff, and has been supervising […]

21st November 2012

Probation supports Mark’s rehabilitation

CRACK cocaine drove Mark to commit a series of offences he now deeply regrets, including robbing two women at knife point. The father-of-two, from Wigan, got sucked into life as a career criminal after a traumatic […]