Our role is to reduce reoffending and to protect the public. We work with offenders both in the community and in custody to both punish and rehabilitate them and provide a range of programmes and interventions to turn around the lives of those who have committed crimes.
The National Probation Service supervises high-risk offenders released into the community and we are responsible for managing and supervising offenders who have been assessed as low or medium risk of harm and we have responsibility for delivering community sentences which have been ordered by the courts.
Community Payback is a scheme which punishes offenders for their crimes and allows them to make amends in their local communities by carrying out unpaid work on local projects such as re-decorating community centres, tidying public spaces and removing litter.
Community Payback is a part of a Community Order sentence which is passed by Crown and Magistrates Court in England and Wales. It can also form part of a Suspended Sentence Order. Offenders can be sentenced to between 40 and 300 hours of unpaid work in the community and must carry this out in their spare time. For those who are in employment, this will mean working at weekends or during leave. Offenders who are unemployed must work 3-4 days a week.
NSCRC runs many projects across Norfolk and Suffolk for the benefit of local communities and we are always looking for more. To suggest a local project for our Community Payback teams, please contact us by emailing our Community Payback Scheme Manager Richard Hunter at : firstname.lastname@example.org