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Sandwell Community Payback Newsletter – September 2015 

1 Sep 15

The latest news on how Community Payback is making a positive impact on Sandwell, as people on probation perform thousands of hours of unpaid work across the area.


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Sandwell Community Payback newsletter – August 2015 

7 Aug 15

The latest news from Sandwell about how Community Payback is making a vital contribution to the local area.


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53 service users complete City & Guilds at Fircroft College 

21 Jul 15

As part of completing their Community Payback hours in 2014/15, 53 service users have completed a City Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Horticultural Skills .


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Sandwell Integrated Offender Management team celebrate at prestigious Police awards 

7 Apr 15

Pictured from left to right: Inspector Jamie Pearson, Sergeant Stacey Wheeler, Acting Inspector Gareth Guest, Former Head of Sandwell Probation Jane Connelly (now Head of Birmingham), Probation Officer Andy Osmond, Senior Probation Officer…


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Sandwell offenders complete over 1,000 hours of free labour in six weeks 

26 Nov 14

Offenders doing unpaid work as part of Community Payback (community service) have contributed over £7,020* worth of free labour across Sandwell, during the council’s ‘Safer 6’ Campaign.


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SWM CRC celebrates staff excellence at inaugural awards ceremony 

25 Nov 14

Over 90 people attended the inaugural Staffordshire West Midlands CRC Staff Excellence Awards on the morning of 21st November.


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Community Payback breathes life into 102 year old scout club 

5 Nov 14

Cheryl Langford, a PCSO based at Sedgley Police Station, has helped a scout club win a much needed grant for an internal redecoration project.


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Wolverhampton Community Payback Newsletter – October 2014 

27 Oct 14

The latest newsletter from Wolverhampton Community Payback team is here.


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Wolverhampton Offender Accommodation Forum welcomes Wales Housing Services 

24 Oct 14

Housing staff from Wales received a warm welcome in Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Offender Accommodation Forum welcomed representatives of housing services for the whole of Wales to Molineux stadium, on 15th October 2014.


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Sandwell Community Payback newsletter – September 2014 

19 Sep 14

Click on the link  below to see how Community Payback is supporting the charity Age UK in Sandwell: Sandwell Community Payback Newsletter – Sept 2014…


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Mariposa launches in Sandwell and is already helping women to transform their lives 

11 Sep 14

Mariposa (Spanish for butterfly) is a Specified Activity in Sandwell, West Midlands, aimed at female offenders with a view to reducing re-offending.


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Mariposa launches in Sandwell and is already helping women to transform their lives 

11 Sep 14

Mariposa (Spanish for butterfly) is a Specified Activity in Sandwell, West Midlands, aimed at female offenders with a view to reducing re-offending.


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Community Payback helps uncover forgotten war graves in Cradley as locals celebrate WW1 centenary 

27 Aug 14

Community Payback (CP) in Cradley have been working with St Peter’s Church and the Ex-Servicemen’s Association to uncover and restore 26 forgotten war graves.


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Dudley Community Payback newsletter – August 2014 

26 Aug 14

Offenders on CP worked for over 2,800 hours to transform a cemetery in Cradley, uncovering the graves of 26 World War I ex-servicemen in the process.


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Keith thanks probation as he resolves to leave anger behind 

2 Jul 14

Keith Charvis is a big believer in second chances, having just completed an anger management course with the probation service, at the second time of asking.


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News from Mariposa – Specified Activity for women in Sandwell 

23 Jun 14

Mariposa is a Specified Activity aimed at female offenders with a view to reducing re-offending.


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Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial regional finals 

17 Jun 14

When you think of a magistrate (which probably isn’t often), what probably springs to mind is something out of a Charles Dickens novel.


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Community Payback helps Smethwick Lock Big Lunch 

3 Jun 14

I would personally like to thank all the Community Payback team for their incredible hard work on the Piazza and on the pathway from Whitehouse Drive leading onto the canal by the Little Toll House.


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Community Payback staff aim to be world class 

7 Apr 14

Over 100 staff from the Community Payback (CP) division of Staffordshire West Midlands (SWM) Probation attended an event at the Molinuex Stadium in Wolverhampton on 28th March 2014, when they considered the past and future of the supervision…


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Probation clients in Sandwell achieve their goals 

4 Apr 14

Staffordshire West Midlands (SWM) Probation Trust recently hosted an awards ceremony for individuals who achieved a range of qualifications that will help them to achieve their goals.


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Platform 51 becomes Changing Lives 

19 Mar 14

The Platform 51 centre, which has worked in partnership with Wolverhampton Probation since 2012, has changed its name to Changing Lives.


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Senior Probation Officer swims 2 miles to celebrate probation service and fight polio 

13 Mar 14

SPO Ian Gould, from Sandwell Probation, swam 3,360 metres (just over 2 miles) in 124 minutes to raise money for the international charity End Polio Now .


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Community Payback work is “a pleasure to see” in Rowley Regis 

7 Mar 14

On a Saturday in March 2014, a group of Community Payback workers were carrying out a litter-pick and clearing fly tipping from Rowley Open Space in Rowley Regis.


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Alternative to custody for women inspires change in Sandwell 

7 Mar 14

In the Corston Review of 2007, Baroness Corston made clear that women who do not pose a risk to the public must be diverted from custody.


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Probation Service Officer inspires criminal justice students 

27 Feb 14

Probation Service Officer (PSO) Mark Thomas is keen to help those who share his passion for criminal justice.


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Offenders tidy war graves in Cradley 

27 Feb 14

Offenders sentenced to Community Payback are “atoning for their crimes” by helping to clear and tidy war graves at St Peter’s Church in Cradley.


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Prince’s Trust is “hard work but it’s worth it” 

26 Feb 14

A Sandwell ex-offender has completed a demanding Prince’s Trust course and is now well on the way to employment.


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Sandwell tops table for reducing reoffending 

26 Feb 14

Sandwell is the best local authority at reducing reoffending, according to the latest government figures.


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Probation manager set to swim two miles for charity to help fight against polio 

13 Jan 14

Ian Gould, a Senior Probation officer at Sandwell, is celebrating 107 years of probation’s heritage and internationally recognised ‘excellent’ public service by swimming 107 lengths at Langley swimming baths, in mid March (date…


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Dudley is number one for reducing reoffending 

20 Nov 13

Dudley is the best local authority area at reducing reoffending, according to the latest government figures.


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The Long Sleep – article by an Approved Premises (hostel) resident 

30 Oct 13

Here is a letter from a resident at an Approved Premises in the West Midlands: The Long Sleep “I was released from prison in June 2013 after eight long years.


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Sandwell Probation on BBC Sunday Politics Show 

23 Oct 13

Probation Officer Andy Osmond in interviewed by the BBC The BBC Sunday Politics Show has spent a morning filming probation staff at West Bromwich police station in Sandwell.


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Sandwell Senior Probation Officer writes article for Academy for Justice Commissioning 

22 Oct 13

Ian Gould, Senior Probation Officer in West Bromwich, Sandwell, has written an article about the importance of focusing on offender health and wellbeing as part of the effort to reduce reoffending.


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Bilston Approved Premises is enjoying “The Good Life” 

12 Sep 13

By John Holsey, Deputy Manager, Bilston Approved Premises Earlier this year the Bilston Approved Premises (AP) team, following initial enquiries from staff members Iris Tracey and David Willis, was successful in its pursuit of a local allotment…


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Sandwell’s award-winning team to tackle drug misuse 

21 Aug 13

Sandwell’s partnership approach to tackling substance misuse has been recognised by an award from Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust (SWM Probation).


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Former burglar nominated for Prince’s Trust national award 

9 Aug 13

A former burglar has worked so hard to turn his life around that he has been nominated for a national Prince’s Trust award, and won an apprenticeship at a major public services company.


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Chris Kelly MP meets probation staff from top-performing Dudley 

10 Jun 13

Chris Kelly MP (centre of picture) with probation staff, Councillor Patrick Harley (left of picture) and Adrian McNulty, Head of Dudley Probation (right) MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly has visited the Inhedge probation office in Dudley, which…


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How a partnership between Sandwell Probation and local NHS turns lives around 

5 Jun 13

A 40 year old man has turned his life around with the help of a partnership between Sandwell Probation and the local NHS.


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Mariposa – a holistic approach to female offenders 

23 May 13

A new 12-week course that aims to address the complex issues which lead women to commit crime is up and running in Sandwell.


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Community Payback and Sandwell Council tackle fly-tipping 

17 May 13

Sandwell Council and Community Payback have joined forces to deal with fly-tipping at a Smethwick Park.


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Community Payback supervisor saves lives 

13 May 13

A Community Payback supervisor who managed a trio of heroic exploits has told of how he went beyond the call of duty.


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Probation and recovery projects help JJ to drug-free and job-filled life 

7 May 13

A Sandwell man who was addicted to heroin and crack is now drug free and in employment, after attending innovative local recovery projects that work in partnership with Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust.


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Sandwell Homes and SWM Probation – cutting crime together 

24 Apr 13

The reoffending rate of SWM Probation offenders who engaged with Sandwell Homes between March 2011 and June 2012 is 0%.


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Gang rivals plant a seed of hope and vow to water it well 

12 Apr 13

Simeon Moore at a preview screening of One Mile Away in Aston, Birmingham Birmingham gang members involved in making a Channel 4 documentary have been inspired to try and change lives in their parts of the city.


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Offenders complete recovery drug course which takes intuitive approach to addiction 

9 Apr 13

Eight people on probation are among over 80 individuals in Wolverhampton who have completed a self-recovery course that is helping them to conquer their addiction.


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Community Payback is making Sandwell cleaner and greener 

8 Apr 13

Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust has been honoured at the West Bromwich Community Recognition Awards.


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Ex-prisoner finds work after years of unemployment, and praises Probation & partner agencies 

28 Mar 13

An ex-prisoner who had been out of work for many years, who said he “never wanted to work” is now doing full time paid work for a highway maintenance firm.


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Sandwell event puts health at heart of offender engagement 

28 Mar 13

Sandwell Probation hosted a special event for a group of agencies that are integrating health services that can help offenders to turn their lives around.


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“Just get them in a room” – Wolverhampton agencies embrace Restorative Justice 

27 Mar 13

Wolverhampton Probation staff have been training as Restorative Justice facilitators.


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Sandwell celebrates super-performance for alcohol and drug treatment 

21 Mar 13

By Ian Gould, Senior Probation Officer for Sandwell Probation, West Bromwich Currently, we have 100 Drug Rehabilitation Requirement starts and 55 completions, which is 4% above the Trust target of 55%.







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