Domestic violence project expands

Domestic violence project expands image

A unique domestic violence pilot delivered by CGM CRC in partnership with the police has been extended and will also be rolled out to Rochdale. Reframe was launched early in 2017 by Greater Manchester Police and the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) to provide a new way to reduce domestic abuse…

Louise finds hope following arrest

Louise finds hope following arrest image

Louise embraced what probation had to offer and believes she has benefitted as a result, following pleading guilty to drink driving. The mum-of-one was arrested and found to be three times over the limit. She was sentenced to an 18-month Community Order and is supervised by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company’s probation…

From custody into the community

From custody into the community image

Interserve is recruiting more than a hundred people to join its probation services in a new role dedicated to supporting prisoners to stop re-offending. The company runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that are responsible for delivering probation services to low and medium risk offenders. Since the Government implemented Through the Gate in May 2015,…

Ex-Forces Armed Network event celebrates successes

Ex-Forces Armed Network event celebrates successes image

Service users, staff and representatives from partner agencies gathered to celebrate the second anniversary since the launch of the Ex-Forces Armed Network (E-FAN). E-FAN was launched two-years-ago by a partnership led by the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) and the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) to provide comprehensive support to military veterans…

Integrating the Through the Gate Model into the Community

Integrating the Through the Gate Model into the Community image

By Ian Ware, head of quality and policy The Government launched Through the Gate to ensure that people released from short-term prison sentences received support to help them adjust to being back in their communities and to stop reoffending. The initiative was rolled out in May, 2015, as part of the Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme,…

John embraces new life thanks to probation

John embraces new life thanks to probation image

John* has quit the bottle and is looking forward to a life free from crime thanks in part to support from probation. The 35-year-old, from Stockport, has had three jail sentences and numerous probation orders for a range of crimes spanning everything from theft through to public disorder offences. John was sexually and mentally abused…

Lisa praises probation for saving her life

Lisa praises probation for saving her life image

Lisa Yates turned to drink and drugs a decade ago after she left her husband and embraced her new found freedom. At her lowest ebb, the 48-year-old ended up drinking on the street and getting into fights. She also self-harmed and attempted to kill herself. Lisa successfully completed a Community Order more than a year…

Women’s Community Payback team have recipe for success

Women’s Community Payback team have recipe for success image

Women carrying out unpaid work in Rochdale have been cooking up a storm for attendees at the Petrus centre. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) supervises people sentenced by the courts to carry out unpaid work orders. As part of that provision, CGM CRC runs a women only group in Rochdale…

Women’s service to launch in Runcorn

Women’s service to launch in Runcorn image

CGM CRC is preparing to launch a centre in Runcorn to help support women on probation to rehabilitate. Greater Manchester is served by excellent women’s centres that are run by the CRC in conjunction with a wide range of partnership agencies. The provision for female offenders is nationally recognised as an area of best practice.…

Offenders complete more than 144,000 hours in Community Payback

Offenders complete more than 144,000 hours in Community Payback image

Offenders sentenced to unpaid work in Cheshire and Greater Manchester have clocked up 144,000 hours Community Payback across the region, completing a range of projects to improve communities. Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) is responsible for supervising people on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. In the past…