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Archive for June, 2015

26th June 2015

Disabled children benefit from payback

OFFENDERS are on the path to rehabilitation after laying a perfectly paved approach to a youth club used by children with disabilities. The Shavington Youth Centre, in Crewe, is used by disabled children who take part in […]

25th June 2015

Nathan excels on order

NATHAN called the police during a drunken episode that lead to him getting arrested for carrying a knife. The 26-year-old was sentenced to a 12-month suspended sentence order managed by Oldham’s Intensive Community […]

24th June 2015

Pilot scheme paves the way

ALMOST 50 offenders have benefitted from a pilot scheme aimed at improving participant’s confidence and employability. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company commissioned Young Advisors […]

19th June 2015

Offenders praise probation

OFFENDERS have praised probation, with eight out of 10 saying they were pleased with the service they received. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company supervises people on community […]

18th June 2015

Pick Pete for top gong

DRUGS, jail and depression led Pete Atherton to contemplate suicide, but a decade later he is in the running for a top national award. The 41-year-old, from Tameside, is a finalist for a NoOffence! gong. The awards […]

12th June 2015

Sam stars on BBC Radio 4

A NATIONAL radio documentary show has interviewed Sam as part of a programme highlighting the plight of care leavers in the UK. BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 focused on people had been in care, and discussed their […]

9th June 2015

Tett offensive combats crime in Oldham

OFFENDERS in Oldham are benefiting from a drop-in centre that offers hope to people who have committed to quit drugs while in prison. Release from Addiction, based in Brunswick House, Union Street, is a probation-led […]

8th June 2015

Probation helps Liz quit heroin

ELIZABETH is on the road to recovery after committing a string of shop thefts to fund addiction. The 33-year-old turned to heroin to help her cope with her mum’s death, in 2012. She was sentenced at Macclesfield […]

2nd June 2015

BBC Radio 4 focus on probation partnership

BBC Radio 4 is focusing on a unique probation partnership as part of a documentary about care leavers that is airing tonight. The File On 4 team met with probation, the Care Leavers Association (CLA) and ex-offender Sam […]