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Community Payback
Communities get their payback

Groups of offenders completing Community Payback activity through the Wales Community Rehabilitation Company as part of their sentencing have collectively done over 395,000 hours of service to their local area in 2018.

Lee Dutton
Butler Trust commendation for Lee

The 2018-19 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have recently been announced, and we’re delighted to announce Lee Dutton, a Senior Children and Families Caseworker at partner St Giles Trust, has received a commendation for his work.

Rocking horse
Horse aims to raise more than a pony for charity

A rocking horse handmade by people undertaking Community Payback activities has been donated to charity to help raise funds for a Cardiff hospice.

Caroline McCormack
Probation award winners recognised at Cardiff ceremony

A number of people from Wales CRC recently attended an awards ceremony in Cardiff, hosted by HMPPS Wales, to celebrate their hard work, commitment and dedication in working with offenders and victims to improve lives, transform communities and reduce reoffending.

Willowbrook Primary School
School thanks offenders

Groups of offenders paying back for the crimes they committed have helped to transform a local primary school during the half term break.

BBR in action
Building Better Relationships in action

A man with a history of violent offences has praised a programme designed to address personal issues and improve future relationships.

Restorative Justice
Restorative justice works for North Wales family

A north Wales family say a ‘weight had been lifted’ off their shoulders after meeting the person who burgled their home.

Newport Sporting Club
Offenders boxing clever

An amateur boxing and fitness club which relocated to a church is refurbishing its premises thanks to groups of offenders paying back for the crimes they committed.

Community Hubs research report
Community hubs – ‘a significant shift away from office-based supervision’

Independent research has shone a light on the use of community hubs in probation following a six-month study into community hub activity being delivered by Working Links across Wales and the South West of England.

The impact of mentoring
The impact of mentoring

Bob* served 17 months in prison for drug dealing which was a massive part of his life and all he had known for several years. Whenever homeless, Bob would live in a hotel.

Offenders praise employability pilot scheme
Offenders praise employability pilot scheme

A pilot scheme helping Cardiff people find work has been praised by one of the cohort of people it aims to support.

HMPPS in Wales Awards
Wales CRC work showcased in HMPPS awards

People working to reduce reoffending are to be recognised for their achievements at a celebration event later this year.

Green Flag Award
Waving the green flag for Community Payback

A project that saw groups of offenders working to renovate part of a community centre has been recognised with a prestigious award.

Briton Ferry Football Club
Football helping to rehabilitate offenders

A football club is helping to rehabilitate people who have committed crimes in their local community.

Riding Centre
Riding Centre hot to trot after offender renovation

A riding centre for people with disabilities and additional needs has been spruced up by offenders paying back for the crimes they have committed.

Our Orchard
New partnership helps Our Orchard grow

The development of a community orchard in the grounds of University Hospital Llandough (UHL) has been boosted by a partnership with Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

Spin city for Cardiff man

A Cardiff man paying back for a crime he committed has taken part in a ‘spinathon’ to raise awareness of a local hospice’s fundraising campaign.

Community Payback in new NHS project

Wales Community Rehabilitation Company(CRC) is working in partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) on a new project to help reduce waste and save the NHS valuable money.

Council praises rehabilitation services

The work of offenders involved with Wales Community Rehabilitation Company’s (CRC) Community Payback Team to help maintain Cardiff’s cemeteries has been praised by Cardiff Council’s Bereavement Services Team.

Offenders spruce up allotments

Gwent people paying back for the crimes they have committed have helped to transform allotments for the benefit of the local community.

Rehabilitation trio pick up awards

Three people working for Wales Community Rehabilitation Company have picked up awards for their probation work.

Strimmers donated to Wales CRC

Two strimmers have been donated to Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) by South Wales Fire and Rescue to help them prevent grassfires.

Recovering alcoholic praises support

A recovering alcoholic has praised the collaborative support of Touchstones 12 Rehabilitation Centre in Colwyn Bay and integrated probation services in Wales in helping her to change her life for the better.

Welsh probation work showcased at national awards

Three probation workers from Wales Community Rehabilitation Company have been recognised for their achievements at a national awards ceremony.

Offenders say sorry

Offenders in Dyfed Powys are being given the opportunity to meet their victims and make amends for their crimes.

Restorative justice in action

A meeting with a former paramilitary and convicted murderer in Northern Ireland gave Probation Service Officer David Masters his first insight into the power of restorative justice and persuaded him that a career in probation was for him.

A second chance

A former offender, who turned his life around with the help of probation services, is now giving other offenders a “second chance” by teaching them skills for future employment as part of an innovative charity recycling project.

Building community links

Church members in Powys have praised offenders who repaired an important part of their grounds.

Keeping it local

Pilot project brings probation services into the community.

Wales CRC shortlisted for vocational award

Wales Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) has been named as one of the top employers committed to vocational training.

Lessons in life saving

A group of offenders, who have been protecting Valley homes from mountain fires as part of their sentence, have been given lessons in life saving by fire fighters.

Wild about nature

Offenders on Community Payback turn Gower retreat into haven for wildlife.