Mentors supporting prisoners at HMP Liverpool

Mentors supporting prisoners at HMP Liverpool image

A pilot has been launched involving volunteer mentors meeting men in custody preparing for release from HMP Liverpool to give them a better chance of readjusting to life in the community. The scheme was established by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC), Shelter and the prison earlier this month. So far 10 mentors are participating…

Event at Styal aims to help women prisoners

Event at Styal aims to help women prisoners image

Almost a hundred colleagues from across the criminal justice service gathered at HMP Styal to look at ways to improve the support provided to women leaving custody. The event was organised by Mahala McGuffie and Donna Yates, the prison Governor and Community Director of the Cheshire & Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CGM CRC). It…

Cope & Recover: One year on

Cope & Recover: One year on image

Victims and potential victims of child criminal exploitation (CCE) on Merseyside have benefited from a project backed by Interserve’s Innovation Fund. Cope & Recover, was co-commissioned by Merseyside CRC and the local Police & Crime Commissioner, with partner Catch 22 delivering victim support and an intervention around CCE and tackling the issues surrounding victims. The…

Offenders on Merseyside contribute more than 168,000 hours in community payback

Offenders on Merseyside contribute more than 168,000 hours in community payback image

Offenders working in their communities after being sentenced for criminal offences have contributed tens of thousands of hours on Merseyside. Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), which is responsible for supervising offenders on Community Payback and ensuring they comply with their sentence. and the orders of the court, delivered 168,030 hours in the past 12 months.…

Interserve receives prestigious certificate

Interserve receives prestigious certificate image

Interserve has earned certification from the International Corrections and Prison Association in recognition for developing personalisation, a theory aimed at helping people on probation to make positive changes. The award is for the work the company’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have done with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at Manchester Metropolitan University to develop…

Clothing donation the right fit for women’s centre

Clothing donation the right fit for women’s centre image

Tomorrow Women’s Wirral (TWW) charity has received bags of donated clothing from women based at Interserve’s Capital Tower HQ. TWW is a women only centre where they can address issues to help them make positive lifestyle changes to lead to happier, healthier lives. Women service users supervised by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) are…

Funding secured to help develop practice

Funding secured to help develop practice image

Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies have secured funding to help develop the next phase of the company’s personalisation project. Personalisation involves focusing probation practice on an individual’s needs, giving them increased ownership over the service they receive. Interserve’s five CRCs have each piloted a unique approach to personalistion within a probation setting. Evaluation of the projects…

CRCs sign up to inclusive pledge

CRCs sign up to inclusive pledge image

Interserve’s five Community Rehabilitation Companies have signed up to the Inclusive Culture Pledge. This initiative, run and supported by Equality Works Ltd (EW Group), asks organisation to focus on improving equality and diversity over the course of 2018. EW Group will support organisations who have signed the pledge with free resources which focus on five…

Give A Day of Your Time volunteering transforms Madisson’s garden

Give A Day of Your Time volunteering transforms Madisson’s garden image

Probation staff have helped “make Madisson’s world” by building the eight-year-old a safe garden to play in. Madisson has a range of conditions including epilepsy, autism and ADHD. She is also non-verbal and self-harms. Colleagues from Merseyside and Greater Manchester & Cheshire Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs), and the organisation’s Professional Services Centre, took part in…

International Restorative Justice Week 19-25th November 2017

International Restorative Justice Week 19-25th November 2017 image

Offender-led restorative justice service launched in Merseyside Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) provides an offender led restorative justice service for service users who wish to make amends for the harm they have caused. Restorative Justice (RJ) brings victims of crime in communication with their offenders. It enables offenders to be held accountable for their…