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Archive for March, 2015

31st March 2015

Wigan centres cutting crime

WIGAN’S centres for women offenders have been praised for the role they play in reducing reoffending. As of the end of January, the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) […]

30th March 2015

Great Achieve-ment

ACHIEVE has beaten off stiff competition to secure a five-and-a-half year contract to continue its work supporting offenders into employment. Cheshire and Greater Manchester’s 20-strong team strives to secure […]

26th March 2015

Interserve’s chair impressed by probation

INTERSERVE’S chairman Lord Norman Blackwell believes that probation’s future is bright. The company’s board enjoyed a day-long tour of initiatives run by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community […]

25th March 2015

Prisoners inspired by Belief in Change

NINE prisoners have graduated on a unique programme that aims to inspire its participants to make the big changes needed to avoid getting back into trouble. Belief in Change (BiC), which has been primarily funded by […]

23rd March 2015

Spotlight on Oldham women’s centre

WOMEN offenders are benefitting from a new partnership that is bidding to reduce re-offending. The Farida Women’s Centre, which opened in Brunswick House, Union Street, in January, aims to stop women from committing […]

20th March 2015

Tonnes of rubbish shifted in Warrington

RESIDENTS are delighted after offenders cleared tons of rubbish from a Warrington riverbank near to their homes. Jeff Richards, Community Payback placement manager, was contacted by the borough council who had been […]

12th March 2015

Focus on Problem Solving Courts

WOMEN offenders are benefitting from a specialist court holds them to account for their actions, but also supports their rehabilitation. Manchester and Salford runs a Problem Solving Court specifically for female […]

Focus on Tameside’s women’s centre

SCORES of women from across Tameside are benefitting from services aimed at stopping people from committing crime. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) supervised – as of […]

Focus on women offenders in Warrington

MORE than 83 per cent of women offenders are successfully completing their Community Sentences in Warrington. From June, 2014, to December, a total of 30 women received a Community Sentence supervised by the Cheshire […]

Women’s centre key to Tracey’s transformation

AFTER years of heroin abuse spanning back to when she was just 15, Tracey has finally managed to break her habit. The 34-year-old has had 33 court appearances stretching back to 2006, all for offences related to funding […]