Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme image

A trio of colleagues from across Interserve’s justice business are finalists in this year’s Butler Trust Awards in recognition of their efforts supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. Senior probation case manager Mike Ward, Integrated Through the Gate manager Sonia Leake, and volunteer Ian Sparshott have all made it through to the…

Probation helps John see new future

Probation helps John see new future image

John lost his job and ended up homeless after being evicted for being unable to pay his rent, and then got in trouble with the law after a row got out of control. The 55-year-old, from Birkenhead, was sentenced in November 2018 for assault and criminal damage to a 12-month Community Order, which he has…

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.…

Probation houses COVID-19 ex-prisoner with just 14-hours’ notice

Probation houses COVID-19 ex-prisoner with just 14-hours’ notice image

The Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company pulled out all the stops yesterday evening after being contacted by a prison about the release of a man this morning suspected of having COVID-19. The 53-year-old, from Liverpool, was released at 9am today after serving a sentence for shop theft. His release address was at his 80-year-old mother’s house…

Hidden Heroes to get their day in the spotlight

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Interserve is backing an event showcasing the work carried out by probation colleagues supporting people to make positive changes to their lives. The company runs five CRCs that deliver probation services to offenders on Community Orders, Suspended Sentence Orders or who are on custodial licence from prison. The Butler Trust is a charity that was…

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,…

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

User Voice update image

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…

Protecting women from domestic abuse

Protecting women from domestic abuse image

The Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company has implemented a range of measures to help protect women from domestic abuse during the COVID-19 lockdown. Services across the United Kingdom have reported a rise in domestic abuse. The National Domestic Abuse Hotline has reported an increase in demand and the medical journal The Lancet has also references an…

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19

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

The Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company has mobilised more than a dozen people and seven vans across the region 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, supervising 25…