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Archive for October, 2012

26th October 2012

Offenders remove overgrowth from cemetery

Offenders are clearing tonnes of overgrowth from a cemetery that had become choked by trees, weeds and bushes. During the work, three Word War II war graves have been uncovered. The Church of England closed Christ […]

25th October 2012

Managing dangerous offenders in the community – MAPPA Annual Report 2012

 Greater Manchester Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement’s (MAPPA) Annual Report for 2011-12. The MAPPA framework ensures joint working and enhanced communication between the probation, police and prison […]

18th October 2012

Women’s centre launched in Tameside

Tameside probation has united with the council to launch a new provision for women who need support in the borough. The Women and Their Families Support Centre, at Cavendish Mill, Bank Street, Ashton, is funded by the […]

17th October 2012

Author visits Wilton Place Approved Premises

AUTHOR Joe Dunthorne visited Wilton Place and took part in the Approved Premises’ reading group, discussing his books and poetry with residents. The visit was arranged by the The Reader Organisation’s Reading in […]

10th October 2012

Stockport probation achieves excellent results

STOCKPORT probation has reduced re-offending among the group of offenders that it supervises on licences and community sentences by almost 13 per cent. Figures released by the Ministry of Justice for the last quarter […]

4th October 2012

Two MPs visit IAC

TWO MPs visited GMPT’s Intensive Alternative to Custody team during a break from the Labour Party conference. Jenny Chapman, shadow Justice secretary and MP for Darlington, together with Kate Green, representative […]

1st October 2012

Mark Turns Back on Gang Life Thanks to IAC

FORMER gang member Mark is looking forward to a career in music, but two years ago his future looked very different. The 20-year-old, from Ardwick, was sentenced to an Intensive Alternative to Custody (IAC) Order after […]