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Archive for March, 2014

26th March 2014

Anthony talks about probation’s support

ANTHONY Bebbington talks candidly about his life-long battle against heroin and crack cocaine addiction, and how his probation officer Sarah Conroy has played a key role in helping him quit.

25th March 2014

GMPT’s learning disability summit

WORKING with offenders with learning difficulties was the topic of debate during a conference hosted by Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT). Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd was among the guest speakers at […]

21st March 2014

GMPT to host learning disability summit

WORKING with offenders with learning difficulties has been put at the top of the agenda by Greater Manchester Probation Trust (GMPT). The organisation is hosting an inaugural conference aimed at sharing best practice and […]

GMPT colleague nominated for top gong

RESIDENTIAL Services Officer Nic Cusick has won through to the finals of this year’s Probation Awards. The National Offender Management Service runs the annual event, which is held later in the year. Nic, based at […]

12th March 2014

WISER success in Tameside

WISER aims to challenge the beliefs, thoughts and values that contributed to the crimes committed by the women offenders. The programme seeks to develop skills to enable participants to better manage their emotions and […]

Maggie WISER thanks to probation

MAGGIE stole cash from an elderly resident at a care home after being driven to desperation by her son’s drug habit, an act which almost drove her to suicide. The former senior care worker had never previously been in […]

5th March 2014

James benefits from volunteer scheme

TEENAGER James has burgled from 373 properties, but is now moving on from a life of crime thanks to help from probation and a volunteer scheme. The 19-year-old was released from custody five weeks ago after serving a 70 […]