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4th March 2015

WISER Women Building Lives Free From Crime

by Julie Willis, treatment manager for the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabiliation Company “WHY should women offenders be treated any differently to men?” is a comment I’ve heard frequently […]

9th January 2015

Offenders excel with Achieve

by Thomas Mayers, offender manager at Trafford ACHIEVE aims to eliminate any barriers that offenders may face in getting back into employment, training and education. Despite its education, training and employment focus, […]

5th November 2014

Community Payback benefits the region

by Joe Tumelty, assistant chief executive of the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company THE ‘free labour’ undertaken in Community Payback tasks in Cheshire and Greater Manchester equates […]

10th September 2014

Putting brakes on drink driving

A STUDY has shown that the number of women drink-driving has almost doubled in the past 15 years, and the findings are born out by probation’s experiences. Following conviction, offenders will ordinarily be ordered to […]

18th August 2014

John praised by Warrington Guardian

THIS week John Jackson has shared his story with the Warrington Guardian, a brave step for him and one which promotes probation. The 42-year-old spoke powerfully about the help he had been given by the CGM CRC’s […]

23rd May 2014

Housing First opens door to recovery

by John Weetman, Greater Manchester Probation Trust’s Community Reintegration Manager THE LINK between crime and homelessness has never been in doubt, but the question of how to break that chain remains. […]

22nd May 2014

Norman praises offenders for new lease of life

NORMAN Reid drove from his home to Crumpsall Allotments yesterday in order to praise offenders for the work they had done to clear his allotment, and to make a request. The 72-year-old is undergoing cancer treatment and […]

15th April 2014

Silvio may find Community Payback a tough option

SILVIO Berlusconi is far from being the only famous person to have been sentenced to carry out Community Payback, but the plight of former Italian prime Minister underlines the order’s power. The media tycoon and […]

28th March 2014

Maggie thanks judge who sentenced her

by Stephen Hallmark MAGGIE has not only successfully completed her order, but has gone on to thank the judge who sentenced her. The mum-of-two – whose full story can be read by clicking this link – stole cash from an […]

16th January 2014

Twitterthon’s tweet success

As everyone connected with the world of probation knows, it’s no joke that on April 1st all of the UK’s Trusts will cease to exist as the Government’s overhaul of the sector kicks-in. So an obvious question about […]