Community Payback helps flood-hit residents in Appleby, Cumbria
21st December 2015
Offenders sentenced to unpaid work by the courts are helping the residents of Appleby-in-Westmorland clear up the devastation caused by Storm Desmond.
A message of support for victims of hate crime
13th October 2015
Staff at Cumbria and Lancashire CRC’s Preston office have donned purple ribbons in support of this year’s Hate Crime Awareness week (10th – 17th October 2015).
Offenders pay back the community by helping to create a hospital garden
1st July 2015
Offenders sentenced to unpaid work by the courts are helping to create a community garden at Guild Lodge hospital in Wittingham, Lancashire.
Jonathan picks up Restorative Justice award
29th June 2015
Jonathan Kidd, Restorative Justice Facilitator at Cumbria and Lancashire CRC has picked up the Lancashire Constabulary’s Divisional Restorative Justice of the Month Award for May 2015.
Through the Gate launches today
1st May 2015
Today (1st May 2015) we launched our new ‘Through the Gate’ service to people coming into custody. Through our partners, Shelter and The Via Partnership, we are providing high-quality resettlement services at HMP Haverigg in Cumbria, HMP Preston, HMP Kirkham and HMP Lancaster Farms.
We've come top in satisfaction survey
29th April 2015
We've come top in a national customer satisfaction survey published by NOMS last week. Almost 87 per cent of service users said they had a positive experience of engagement with the CRC.
The Well gives recovering addicts a new lifeline
31st March 2015
PEOPLE recovering from drug and alcohol addiction have been telling how a local project has given them a brighter future.
Community Payback take to the water to clean up canal
18th March 2015
Britain’s second longest canal is being given a spring clean by our Community Payback team in Burnley. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which is 127 miles long, is being spruced up in time for the summer.
New Probation Chief for Cumbria and Lancashire
2nd March 2015
PENNY Barker, the former head of operations at Cumbria and Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), has been named as its new chief executive.
Service users share their experiences through art and music
24th February 2015
A collection of street art created by a group of offenders has been unveiled at Preston Minster.
The Offender Rehabilitation Act comes into force
4th February 2015
The Secretary of State for Justice has signed a commencement order that brings the Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 (ORA) into force. This marks another significant step in implementing the government’s probation reforms.
Volunteers recognised for their work with offenders
12th December 2014
Volunteer mentors who give their time for free to support offenders have been recognised at a celebratory event at St John’s the Minster in Preston.
A Community Payback Team works with veterans to restore war memorial
7th November 2014
Offenders from Cumbria and Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) have been working alongside veterans to restore Whitworth Memorial Gardens in time for Remembrance Day.
Transforming Rehabilitation – Announcement of Preferred Bidders
29th October 2014
Following a rigorous evaluation and moderation process, the Secretary of State for Justice has today announced the list of Preferred Bidders for each of the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) who will deliver rehabilitation services in England and Wales.
Probation Scheme to go Cumbria-wide After Successful Trial in Carlisle
29th September 2014
A pioneering approach to working with offenders is to be rolled out across south and west Cumbria after paying dividends in Carlisle after just six months in operation.
The impact of paying back
1st June 2014
Community Payback remains a popular sentence with the courts as it serves to punish and rehabilitate offenders whilst they make a real and tangible contribution to the community which they have offended
‘Saving a life’, one award amongst many a staff celebration event.
30th May 2014
An annual staff awards celebration was hosted in Lancashire on Friday 9 May. The event celebrated the Employee of the Year for saving a life, Team of the Year for improving our communities and it demonstrated over 100 years of the probation history in its ‘Legacy Exhibition’.
Art inspires offenders to think outside of the box
21st April 2014
Cubizm – Made in Preston
Inspired by the Law and Order exhibition at the Museum of Lancashire, offenders from Lancashire helped design and produce the centrepiece of the project; a large cube created by world-renowned graffiti and mural artist, Mohammed Ali.
Women’s Art Group showcasing ‘cycle of change
30th December 2013
The Harris Museum is having an open exhibition showcasing a number of pieces of art produced by members of the public. One feature has been produced by women offenders from the Preston area who are part of the Women’s Art Group at probation.