Opportunity found in probation order to make positive change

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Michael Rochford*, 51, has overcome a lifetime of alcohol dependency after being caught shoplifting to fund his habit. He was convicted in April 2017 and sentenced to 12 months’ probation, including 80 hours unpaid work and 20 rehabilitative activity requirement (RAR) days. Michael’s order is currently managed by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company (M CRC) through…

Woman with complex needs provided with multi-agency support to prevent re-offending

Woman with complex needs provided with multi-agency support to prevent re-offending image

Lizzie Nolan has reduced re-offending after being given support by multiple organisations to help address her complex needs. She committed violent crimes in frustration, and stated she often offended to get sent to custody so that she had a roof over her head and a meal. Lizzie’s violent behaviour was due to long-term drug and…

Chris Brunt has abandoned a life of drugs and crime

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Chris Brunt has abandoned a life of drugs and crime in favour of being a dad and providing a stable home for his children. The 36-year-old, from the Wirral, is also embracing the chance of becoming a mentor to support people reaching out for help – having himself been in trouble with the law since…

Through The Gate… saving lives

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People working in probation really do make a difference to service users’ lives. West Yorkshire CRC’s Through The Gate provision delivered by Matt Elvins from HMPS and Chelcey Huxley from St Giles Trust recently received the following letter from Richard Walpole, who experienced TTG first-hand. He shares his story here: Basically, Matt I have written…