Biggest recruitment drive launched

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Interserve has launched its biggest recruitment drive since winning the contract to run probation services at five Community Rehabilitation Companies three years ago, as the company seeks to recruit a total of more than 30 probation case managers. The company is committed to providing the best possible service to people on probation. Ian Mulholland (pictured),…

Career criminal develops family support app to “bring prisons into 21st century”

Career criminal develops family support app to “bring prisons into 21st century” image

  John Burton, who served a six-year sentence for drug charges, is set to launch ‘Inside Connections’, an online family support app for people with family members in prison. The application is targeted at families with relatives in prison but the public can also use the services it provides including guidance on accommodation, drug addiction…

Boxing club hosts class to empower female offenders

Boxing club hosts class to empower female offenders image

More than a dozen female offenders are attending boxing classes at a champions club to empower lifestyle changes. The boxing class is the brainchild of Person Shaped Support (PSS) case manager, Lynn Robertson, who is a fitness instructor and coaches the women on probation together with their Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) case managers.…

Stacey-Lee Parr believes probation has helped save her life, after successfully overcoming drugs, drink and domestic violence

Stacey-Lee Parr believes probation has helped save her life, after successfully overcoming drugs, drink and domestic violence image

The 30-year-old has successfully completed her Suspended Sen-tence Order, having being convicted of drink driving offences. She was supervised by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company and believes the support from the Women’s Turnaround Centre was integral to her rehabilitation and still participates in events run by probation. Stacey first got into trouble in 2014, following…

Stacey-Lee Parr believes probation has helped save her life, after successfully overcoming drugs, drink and domestic violence

Stacey-Lee Parr believes probation has helped save her life, after successfully overcoming drugs, drink and domestic violence image

The 30-year-old has successfully completed her Suspended Sen-tence Order, having being convicted of drink driving offences. She was supervised by the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company and believes the support from the Women’s Turnaround Centre was integral to her rehabilitation and still participates in events run by probation. Stacey first got into trouble in 2014, following…

Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel Newsletter

Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel Newsletter image

At Merseyside CRC we understand rehabilitation can only work alongside robust public protection and we have prioritised safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in our work and business. Merseyside CDOP is a panel made up of a cross border group of professionals who meet on a monthly basis to review all child deaths that occur within…

Peter Redfern ‘OPeN’ for success at Interserve staff awards

Peter Redfern ‘OPeN’ for success at Interserve staff awards image

OPeN helps the CRCs identify areas of work that we need to focus upon as well as highlights our successes. Peter Redfern joined Merseyside Probation Trust in 2007 as a learning and development administrator. He was responsible for organising training and the Practice Development Programme for the Northwest Consortium, which consisted of five probation areas.…

Charity Football Match

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The match being held on Saturday 6th August at Camp Hill Woolton L25 is the 4th annual game organised in aid of Alder Hey. Previous events have raised £5,500 for the childrens hospital in memory of Sophie Huges, daughter of one of Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company’s Interchange Managers. These events have been fabulous celebrations of…

High Sheriff of Liverpool praises probation

High Sheriff of Liverpool praises probation image

“The people I met are extraordinary individuals because they all completed these courses to help them support others who have committed crime.” SIX people who successfully completed probation have passed qualifications that enable them to peer mentor offenders.   The High Sheriff of Liverpool Jim Davies presented certificates to each of the course’s graduates at…

Volunteer role reaps rewards

Volunteer role reaps rewards image

 ALISON Jarvis is one of 40 volunteers who support people on probation to help them turn their lives around. The mum-of-three, from Liverpool, developed an interest while completing a Community Order in 2011 following a first time offence. Alison volunteers with the Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) at Kirkdale’s Womens Turnaround Centre. She said:…