HIOW CRC rated “good” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation

HIOW CRC rated “good” by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation image

Caption: HIOW CRC’s chief executive officer Kim Thornden-Edwards The Hampshire & Ilse of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) is proud to receive the first ‘good’ rating in the country from independent inspectors. The probation company is one of five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) owned by Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment…

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model

Interserve launches new Through the Gate model image

Interserve launched its Integrated Through the Gate (ITTG) initiative to support the rehabilitation of offenders across 18 prisons on April 1st. Interserve Group Limited runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies and recruited 120 resettlement workers to deliver the radically improved service. Under the new model, probation professionals working alongside Interserve’s commissioned providers – Shelter, St Giles…

New videos shine a light on our work

New videos shine a light on our work image

Service users and staff have created five videos to illustrate the work carried out by the Community Rehabilitation Companies. Roy Cook, programme manager, said: “I am delighted that we have a new suite of videos to illustrate the work we are doing to support people on probation to make positive changes. “Collectively the videos tell…

Offenders contribute half a million pounds to communities in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Offenders contribute half a million pounds to communities in Hampshire and Isle of Wight image

Offenders in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight working on community payback have put more than half a million pounds back into their community according to the latest figures by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC). HIOW CRC, which is responsible for supervising offenders on community payback and ensuring they comply…

Interventions in Hampshire

Interventions in Hampshire image

Offenders in Hampshire are benefiting from a range of bespoke services provided by the Society of St James Substance Misuse Service. People supervised by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company and ordered by the courts to carry out Rehabilitation Activity Requirement days as part of their sentence can be referred to the…

Pioneering support for autistic offenders

Pioneering support for autistic offenders image

Offenders in Hampshire are benefiting from a pioneering service to support people on probation with Asperger’s and autism. The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company first commissioned specialist Sandy Teal, who runs her own consultancy business, to work with the CRC five-years-ago. Sandy has more than 40 years of experience working in special…

Veterans’ project proves its worth

Veterans’ project proves its worth image

More than a hundred military veterans sentenced by the courts in Hampshire have been supported by a specialist project lead by probation. A total of 117 veterans have been helped by 28 peer mentors – all of whom have also seen military service – since the scheme was launched by the Hampshire and Isle of…