Hidden Heroes to get their day in the spotlight

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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

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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

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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…

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19

Probation vans transporting food to the vulnerable during COVID-19 image

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company has mobilised more than 20 staff and six vans across the region to support the elderly and people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting food and essential goods. Interserve runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies that provide rehabilitative services to low and medium risk offenders across…

Community space gains stunning murals thanks to artist on Community Payback

Community space gains stunning murals thanks to artist on Community Payback image

Fabrica, a social enterprise based in North Camp and with two shops in Borden, has a newly decorated community space for local people thanks to Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC) service user Imanka. Fabrica specialises in collecting, restoring and selling collectable and vintage items to raise money for good causes…

Ernie wins Butler Trust certificate

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Ernie Grendall has won a Butler Trust certificate in recognition of his work organising peer mentor support for people on probation. The veteran and volunteer peer mentor coordinator works for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (HIOW CRC). He organises for volunteers to provide additional help to service users who are referred…

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours

Digital intervention to address substance misuse and offending behaviours image

A unique programme is being launched by Interserve’s Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that uses modern technology to help service users tackle substance misuse. Breaking Free Online is an accredited digital treatment and recovery programme for people with issues associated with drugs, alcohol and offending behaviours. One of the key advantages that Breaking Free has over…

HELP on hand to address domestic abuse

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Interserve has launched a pioneering intervention aimed at preventing young adult males from committing domestic abuse. The company owns five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) that provide rehabilitative services to 25 per cent of low and medium risk offenders across the country. Interserve has a team of experts who are developing new interventions to address offending…