M CRC’s Rosie Jafrate saves a life

M CRC’s Rosie Jafrate saves a life image

Quick thinking Rosie Jafrate (pictured) prevented a woman from jumping from a bridge in Wallasey, Merseyside. Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment services group, runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that provide rehabilitative services to people on probation or on licence from prison. Rosie works for the company’s Merseyside CRC and…

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours image

A unique programme is being launched by Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that uses modern technology to help service users tackle substance misuse. Breaking Free Online is an accredited digital treatment and recovery programme for people with issues associated with drugs, alcohol and offending behaviours. One of the key advantages that Breaking Free has over…

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse image

Interserve has launched a pioneering intervention aimed at preventing young adult males from committing domestic abuse. The company owns five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that provide rehabilitative services to 25 per cent of low and medium risk offenders across the country. Interserve has a team of experts who are developing new interventions to address offending…

Pioneering Partnership supporting women at HMP Styal

Pioneering Partnership supporting women at HMP Styal image

A unique partnership is supporting women at HMP Styal to make positive changes to their lives and improve their well-being. The Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC) delivers services at prisons across the region it covers to help prepare prisoners for release. CGM CRC commissioned relationships charity Relate Cheshire & Merseyside to…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model image

Interserve launched its Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) initiative to support the rehabilitation of offenders across 18 prisons on April 1st. Interserve Group Limited runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies and recruited 120 resettlement workers to deliver the radically improved service. Under the new model, probation professionals working alongside Interserve’s commissioned providers – Shelter, St Giles…

Staff celebrate International Women’s Day

Staff celebrate International Women’s Day image

Colleagues from across Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company today took part in a range of events to celebrate International Women’s Day. Events were held at the CRC’s women centres – the Turnaround Project and TWW – and staff were encouraged to wear purple, a colour which symbolises the event. Sharon Reddy, network developer, said: “We are…

Probation and P3 partnership support Ian

Probation and P3 partnership support Ian image

Ian believes that being on probation has saved his life after he received support to help him find a home and quit abusing prescription drugs. The 52-year-old suffers from a chronic pain condition and several years ago began overdosing on the powerful pain blockers he was being prescribed. Ian, who has had long stints sofa…

New videos shine a light on our work

New videos shine a light on our work image

Service users and staff have created five videos to illustrate the work carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Roy Cook, programme manager, said: “I am delighted that we have a new suite of videos to illustrate the work we are doing to support people on probation to make positive changes. “Collectively the videos tell…

Community Payback scheme contributes more than £1m in unpaid work to the region

Community Payback scheme contributes more than £1m in unpaid work to the region image

Offenders in Merseyside working on Community Payback have put more than £1m back into their community during 2018. Community Payback is a punishment made by the courts for people who have broken the law and is supervised by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC). The latest figures released by M CRC show that more…

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Tomorrow’s Women Wirral image

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, a probation-backed charity, to meet vulnerable women in Birkenhead and learn about their experiences. Tomorrow Women Wirral (TWW) supports women in vulnerable circumstances and was launched in 2011. The women-only centre, which is part-funded by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company, offers a wide range of…