Protecting women from domestic abuse

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Probation services across the region are taking action to protect women from domestic abuse during COVID-19. The Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and Cheshire & Greater Manchester CRC have implemented a range of measures to prevent women from becoming victims and to look at new ways to deliver services following restrictions imposed by the pandemic.…

User Voice update

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User Voice is a national charity run by service users.  We all have personal experience of crime and the problems associated with it. We share your unique insight into what does work and what needs challenging in the criminal justice system to change our lifestyles and stop offending. We understand the barriers that people with…

COVID-19 Update for our service users

COVID-19 Update for our service users image

The safety of you and your family is extremely important to us and we have been working to ensure we do everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have worked made some adaptations to our offices to ensure that they adhere to COVID-19 government guidelines. Before you attend one of our offices,…

Diane praises probation for saving her life

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Diane* was left feeling suicidal after an abusive ex-partner raped her, but her probation case manager has helped her see a new future free from crime. The 39-year-old, from Widnes, was supervised on a 12-month Suspended Sentence Order by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). She successfully completed her order, which…

Volunteers play crucial role in probation

Volunteers play crucial role in probation image

by Laurie Beach, Peer Mentor Coordinator   As I’m sure almost all of us do, I think every day about how it must be for some of the most vulnerable people in our society whilst we all face the challenges coronavirus has brought. That is especially the case for probation. I work for the Cheshire &…

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19 image

The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company has mobilised more than 60 people and 20 vans across the area to support the elderly and people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting food and essential goods. Interserve runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies that provide rehabilitative services to low and medium risk offenders across England,…

Probation helps Lisa break free from abuse

Probation helps Lisa break free from abuse image

Lisa* has praised probation after the support she was given helped her to leave her abusive partner who had repeatedly raped her and threatened her with knives. The 28-year-old was sentenced for possession of fire arms after she was arrested and tear gas was found in the car she was travelling in. Lisa was sentenced…

Minshull Street office closure

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The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s Minshull Street office has now been closed, the Manchester operation will be delivered from the below locations. The offices are as follows: Trafford Office Trafford Probation Office, Newton Street, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8LG Main Switchboard: 01442 296013 Salford Office Salford Probation Office, 2 Redwood Street, Pendleton, M6…

Probation team wins prison accolade

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A team dedicated to ensuring men leaving custody do not reoffend has won a regional award in recognition of their unstinting efforts to support people to make positive changes to their lives. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s (CGM CRC) Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) team at HMP Risley was nominated by the…

Former Olympic champion launches bike scheme for offenders

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Caption: Chris Boardman (pictured centre) together with Kevin Harrison, Community Payback manager (left) and Chris Edwards at the Oldham probation bicycle repair shop. Former Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has backed a scheme aimed at supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) has launched…