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25th November 2016

Restorative Justice – voices worth hearing

With more than 16 years in probation under her belt Susy Barnes might be forgiven for some indecision when asked about the highlight of her career, yet her answer is clear and immediate. “That’s easy. It’s the work […]

23rd November 2015

Tim meets his attacker

UNIVERSITY lecturer Tim Isherwood has met his attacker five years after being left unconscious following a vicious unprovoked assault. Khamran Uddin wielded a baseball bat and struck a blow that knocked three of Tim’s […]

21st October 2015

Phil’s passing on experience to others

DESPERATION to get cash for drugs caused Phil Turner to inadvertently set fire to a derelict house. The crime was one of 40 that he committed while addicted to amphetamine during a period in which he was reduced to […]

7th October 2015

Cabbie meets attacker in Restorative Justice

TAXI driver Mohammed came face-to-face with the man who robbed him at knifepoint as part of a process called Restorative Justice. Matthew, aged 22, was sentenced to 12 months in custody following the attack, in which he […]

22nd September 2015

Matthew turns over a new leaf

MATTHEW resorted to housing a cannabis farm to pay off debts that had spiralled out of control. The 22-year-old, from Swinton, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, in December, 2014, to a 12 month Community Order. He […]

18th August 2015

Focus on the Tameside Supervision Centre

OFFENDERS in Tameside are benefitting from a scheme launched to support their rehabilitation. The Church of the Nazarene, in Stamford Street, houses a reporting centre every Wednesday that is run by the Cheshire & […]

12th August 2015

Mark’s on ‘Wright’ track

LESS than three years after being thrown in jail after being arrested in one of Manchester’s biggest drugs raids, Mark Wright is clean and embracing a new life. But the 48-year-old believes that he would be dead if it […]

31st July 2015

Spotlight on our women’s attendance centre

FEMALE offenders are benefitting from a scheme that teaches a wide range of skills and aims to improve people’s health. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company runs a Senior Attendance […]

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 […]