Probation helps Lisa piece life together after drink drive sentence

Probation helps Lisa piece life together after drink drive sentence image

Lisa* was arrested for drink driving after telling a police officer she was drunk when she was pulled over for not having her headlights on while driving at night. The 35-year-old, from Bolton, was using alcohol to help her cope after problems with her stepchildren triggered painful memories of sexual abuse she had suffered as…

Melanie moves others to reject a life of crime

Melanie moves others to reject a life of crime image

Melanie Humphries was jailed for nine years after her house was raided by police who linked her to a £22million cocaine supply ring. The police uncovered equipment related to the packaging and supply of the Class A drug. Melanie was sentenced to 108 months in custody and is now being supervised on licence by Cheshire…

Our CRCs praised for academic research to develop probation practice

Our CRCs praised for academic research to develop probation practice image

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation has praised Interserve’s CRCs in a report which references the number of research projects undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies nationally. Interserve undertook two research projects, accounting for two of the three bodies of research cited by HMIP that were undertaken by the UK’s 20 CRCs. One of the company’s projects…

Probation helps Jenny quit abusive relationships

Probation helps Jenny quit abusive relationships image

Jenny* was arrested after a police raid at her house unearthed a large cannabis stash, and she lost care of her children, her job and home after she pleaded guilty for being involved in the supply of drugs. The mum-of-two was sentenced to a two-year Suspended Sentence Order supervised by senior case manager Rebecca Bowler,…

Community Payback winter improvements

Community Payback winter improvements image

Interserve’s justice business has invested in a dozen portacabins to help provide COVD-19 secure environments and keep service users carrying out Community Payback warm during the winter. Unpaid Work Orders are a sentence made by the court which require offenders to carry out unpaid work to benefit their local communities. The aim is to hold…

Bolton probation offering winter lifeline to support service users

Bolton probation offering winter lifeline to support service users image

Colleagues at Bolton probation have raised £300 to buy winter essentials, hats and gloves to help keep homeless service users warm during the cold winter months and are also donating food parcels to people in need. There are currently 37 service users who regularly attend the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s Bolton office…

Probation a ‘life changing’ experience for Paul

Probation a ‘life changing’ experience for Paul image

Paul was arrested after pulling a kitchen knife on his partner and threatening to kill her, but probation has helped him quit the bottle and transform his life. The 30-year-old is being supervised on a two-year Suspended Sentence Order and had to complete 330 hours Community Payback. As part of his sentence, he took part…

Community Payback helping feed the vulnerable

Community Payback helping feed the vulnerable image

People on Community Payback are packing and distributing fruit and veg to help people in need across Greater Manchester. Up to eight service users carrying out unpaid work sentences made by the courts are assigned across a four-day week at EMERGE 3R’s FareShare GM warehouse, at New Smithfield Market in Openshaw, Manchester. The warehouse collects…

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19

Your probation appointments continue during COVID-19 image

We have undertaken a great deal of work to make our offices safe so we can continue to deliver our services as safely as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your safety is our highest priority. We will only invite you into one of our offices if it has been risk assessed and is COVID-19 secure.…

Butler Trust commendation for CGM CRC’s Helen May

Butler Trust commendation for CGM CRC’s Helen May image

Probation case manager Helen May has received a Butler Trust commendation after one of the women she helped embrace a new life nominated Helen for transforming her life. The Butler Trust promotes best practice in the prison, probation and correctional facilities sectors. Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal is the organisation’s patron and each year…