Our CRCs praised for academic research to develop probation practice

Our CRCs praised for academic research to develop probation practice image

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation has praised Interserve’s CRCs in a report which references the number of research projects undertaken by Community Rehabilitation Companies nationally. Interserve undertook two research projects, accounting for two of the three bodies of research cited by HMIP that were undertaken by the UK’s 20 CRCs. One of the company’s projects…

Probation volunteer bags brace of awards

Probation volunteer bags brace of awards image

Probation volunteer Ian Sparshott has won two prestigious awards after using his decades of experience as a heroin addict and notorious petty criminal to now help others. The 64-year-old, who lives in Southampton, committed more than 200 shoplifting offences to fund an addiction to drugs that started in his teens and resulted in him spending…

Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Veteran and Volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator scheme

Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Veteran and Volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator scheme image

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s Veteran and Volunteer Peer Mentor Coordinator scheme was launched in 2015 and provides an invaluable resource to help drive down reoffending in the county. The team includes 21 volunteers who provide a range of volunteer support to people on probation to help them make positive changes to their lives.…

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme

Justice trio are finalists in top award scheme image

A trio of colleagues from across Interserve’s justice business are finalists in this year’s Butler Trust Awards in recognition of their efforts supporting offenders to make positive changes to their lives. Senior probation case manager Mike Ward, Integrated Through the Gate manager Sonia Leake, and volunteer Ian Sparshott have all made it through to the…

Probation’s Karen Lord volunteers for suicide prevention charity

Probation’s Karen Lord volunteers for suicide prevention charity image

While most of us relax at the weekend from the weekly grind, probation officer Karen Lord volunteers on the Isle of Wight working to dissuade people from ending their lives by suicide. The mum-of-one, who has also worked for the police and at HMP Isle of Wight, now works for the Hampshire & Isle of…

Hidden Heroes to get their day in the spotlight

Hidden Heroes to get their day in the spotlight image

Interserve is backing an event showcasing the work carried out by probation colleagues supporting people to make positive changes to their lives. The company runs five CRCs that deliver probation services to offenders on Community Orders, Suspended Sentence Orders or who are on custodial licence from prison. The Butler Trust is a charity that was…

Former offender Andrea now supporting others to make positive change

Former offender Andrea now supporting others to make positive change image

Andrea* was convicted of assault following a dispute that occurred at her place of work and following the incident she felt her life was unravelling. Andrea had never previously been in trouble with the law and found going before the courts and being sentenced to a 12-month Community Order and 100 hours of Community Payback…

Thai boxer Trevor supporting offenders

Thai boxer Trevor supporting offenders image

Thai boxer Trevor Soko is now getting his kicks from helping offenders after ditching cocaine and party drugs thanks to the support he received from probation. The 40-year-old, from Lymington, Southampton, was sentenced to a 12-month Community Order following being arrested for driving under the influence. He was supervised by Hampshire & Isle of Wight…

COVID-19 Update for our service users

COVID-19 Update for our service users image

The safety of you and your family is extremely important to us and we have been working to ensure we do everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have worked made some adaptations to our offices to ensure that they adhere to COVID-19 government guidelines. Before you attend one of our offices,…

User Voice update

User Voice update image

User Voice is a national charity run by service users.  We all have personal experience of crime and the problems associated with it. We share your unique insight into what does work and what needs challenging in the criminal justice system to change our lifestyles and stop offending. We understand the barriers that people with…