CGM CRC helps band drum up support

CGM CRC helps band drum up support image

The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company has helped the Cheshire Drums and Bugles ensemble hit the right note after letting the band use their probation premises for training. Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) deliver rehabilitative services to low and medium risk offenders. The unlikely partnership has been formed by Community Payback supervisor Tony Jackson,…

Community Payback Poppy Power

Community Payback Poppy Power image

OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback have fixed more than 500 ornamental poppies to lamp posts across Bolton as part of the town’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations. People sentenced to unpaid work orders by the town’s Magistrates have been praised by councillors for the speedy way in which they have gone about the work. The Cheshire &…

Magistrates impressed by Intensive Community Order event

Magistrates impressed by Intensive Community Order event image

Magistrates from Greater Manchester were invited to an open event hosted at CGM CRC’s Minshull Street office. The event was hosted to give JPs an insight into CGM CRC’s Intensive Community Order (ICO). The ICO was designed and implemented by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and CGM CRC almost a decade ago and offers supervision…

Probation helps Pauline progress

Probation helps Pauline progress image

Pauline Cosgrove blacked out after drinking too much before regaining consciousness in a police cell. While the mum-of-two feels deep shame about the events which lead up to her being arrested, she believes the experience has helped her begin to come to terms with a medical condition which has blighted her for years. Pauline has…

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…