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Community Payback
Communities get their payback

Groups of offenders completing Community Payback activity through the Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (DDC CRC) as part of their sentencing have collectively done over 130,000 hours of service to their local area in 2018.

Exeter BMX Club
Track transformed after Community Payback support

A BMX track in Exeter has been transformed into one of the country’s best after hard graft from groups of volunteers, including people paying back for crimes they had committed.

Home Group
Partnering with Home Group

One of the country's leading housing associations is helping to turn around the lives of people with a history of offending.

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

Rhian* was coming to the end of a short-term prison sentence and well-known to probation services but after falling pregnant and being released from prison, she was determined to lead a crime-free life.

Probation worker in Royal recognition

A probation service officer from Exeter has received a prestigious national award from HRH The Princess Royal.

Laura has won a national award

Laura Greenhill, 47, has won a Butler Trust Award, which recognises and celebrates outstanding dedication, skill and creativity by people working in prisons, probation and youth justice settings across the UK.

Offender turns volunteer

A Dorset man ordered to undertake 180 hours of Community Payback activity after an assault said he will continue to volunteer with the organisation he had been placed with.

Church lunch served by offenders

A group of Dorset churchgoers have celebrated 25 years of partnership working with offenders and their probation workers.

Community Payback team rescues Devon village from potential flood

Offenders completing Community Payback activity have rescued a small hamlet on Dartmoor from being transformed into a quagmire.

Ex-offenders go green as wellbeing hub takes shape

A group of former offenders has transformed a disused and overgrown area into what will become a tranquil urban garden as part of a project to support community learning in Exeter.

Village club bowled over by ex-offenders

A village bowling club has heaped praised on a group of ex-offenders who have cut back overgrown trees and hedges to spruce up the venue.

Offenders paying back through hospitality

Elderly churchgoers are receiving hearty lunches made by offenders looking to ‘pay back’ for their crimes, as part of an innovative project in Exeter.

Plymouth’s famous wedding cake gets a makeover

A group of offenders is helping to restore one of Plymouth’s famous landmarks back to its former glory.

Former offenders bring new life to Saltash building

A three storey building in Saltash has been given a fresh new look after being refurbished by a group of former offenders.

Man listing in a community meeting
Offenders have a burning desire to learn

A group of offenders have been given glowing reports after completing a five-day training course at Falmouth Community Fire Station.

Man working in a garden centre
Criminal justice chiefs join forces to discuss Young Review

Senior figures from across the South West have met to discuss the next steps in a bid to improve outcomes for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) offenders in the region.