Transforming Rehabilitation is a government proposal to contract out and extend probation services starting in 2015. The role of Probation Services will be restricted to high risk offenders. The current proposals, which are being consulted on, are that services will be delivered by a small number of prime contractors (Primes) in 16 areas which are likely to be co-terminous with the Work Programme areas.
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GMCVO and Greater Manchester Probation Trust are looking to find new local providers to develop the provision of services for women and young men offenders, or their families, in Greater Manchester.
They are running a competition and a grant funding scheme side by side to find local voluntary and community sector groups that can either:
• grow their services (‘Scaling Up’), or
• extend current delivery (‘Service Plus’ grant fund)
Eligible groups can apply for both schemes.
The week of 21st January 2013 is Hatecrime Awareness Week. The first in a week full of events is a launch of the new Hate Crime Strategy for the city by the Manchester Community Safety Partnership*.
Hatecrime is crime which is targeted at a person because of
Manchester residents wanting to hold events to help their communities stand up to hate crime are being invited to apply for cash from the City Council.
Manchester City Council is encouraging residents to help them raise awareness of the problem and understand what they can do to report any incidents, as part of a hate crime awareness week being held early next year.
Groups who want to organise events helping residents celebrate their diversity and get to know each other better are now being invited to apply for grants of up to £200.