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Archive for October, 2014

29th October 2014

Preferred bidders announced under MoJ’s transformation plans

THE Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, has announced the preferred bidder for Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd. He announced Purple Futures – an Interserve-led […]

28th October 2014

Prison licence supporting Ali

FATHER-of-four Ali began transporting cocaine as he struggled to earn ends meet – a decision he bitterly regrets. The 35-year-old, who had never previously been in trouble, has also never taken illegal substances. […]

27th October 2014

Offenders praised in Oldham

HOUSING Association Aksa has praised offenders for the work they have carried out to clear overgrowth and rubbish. Residents had contacted Aksa Homes because they wanted something done about a strip of land – that […]

23rd October 2014

Volunteers praised in Oldham

VOLUNTEERS have been praised for providing a range of services at Oldham probation. A total of 15 volunteers carry out work at magistrates’ court and run a drop-in centre that operates on a weekly basis at the Bridge […]

16th October 2014

Hate Crime training

STAFF from across Greater Manchester are being trained how to tackle Hate Crime. The first two-day training session, hosted in Salford, begins today and looks at why people commit Hate Crime. Amy Hall, equality and […]

14th October 2014

Edith sings Payback’s praises

EDITH Roughley has praised offenders carrying out Community Payback for the work they have done maintaining the grounds of Westhoughton Cemetery. A team of eight offenders were today strimming and mowing grass, cutting […]

13th October 2014

Probation tackling Hate Crime

PROBATION staff across Greater Manchester are being trained to combat Hate Crime in order to protect communities against the offence. Hate Crime rose to national prominence following the brutal murder of Sophie […]

10th October 2014

Ex-pro helps offenders give crime body blow

BOXER Marvin Greaves has been forced to hang up his gloves following a brain scan, and has decided to dedicate more time to helping offenders. The 32-year-old, who runs Team Greaves in Hollinwood, Oldham, has a chequered […]

8th October 2014

Tweet smell of success

THE Cheshire & Greater Manchester CRC’s twitter feed now has a following of more than 2,500. Twitter is a micro-blogging website that enables users to promote their work and stories by using up to 140 characters in […]

6th October 2014

Focus on Intensive Community Order

PARTNER agencies and magistrates from Stockport have visited the Intensive Community Order team to learn more about the order. Representatives from Mosaic and Stockport Borough Council asked how the ICO team makes sure […]