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  • 18 November 2011
      CRI Chief Executive, David Royce spoke on 9th November at a UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) event, 'Commissioning for Recovery: issues and opportunities in the current context'. The aim of the event was to identify models of commissioning for recovery that are emerging; discuss common issues encountered, pitfalls, opportunities and lessons learned; and enable different areas to share approaches and experiences of commissioning in the current context. Around 50 delegates, mostly commissioners, attended.
  • 16 November 2011
      The Minister of State responsible for crime prevention and anti-social behaviour reduction, Lord Henley, visited CRI’s Alcohol Arrest Referral Service in Cumbria in October. The service, which provides help for those who want to drink less for health reasons or to reduce alcohol-related offending, welcomed Lord Henley to its Whitehaven premises where he was given a tour of the service and met with a service user who had benefited from the scheme.
  • 4 November 2011
      A new multi-agency team has been set up in Southwark to provide a robust approach to offender management in the borough. Specialist Police Officers, Resettlement Workers, the Probation Service Substance Misuse Team and CRI Drug Interventions Programme (DIP) case managers will come together under one roof from early 2012 in a new approach to tackling repeat offending.
  • 18 October 2011
      CRI has celebrated more than ten years' of Investors in People (IIP) status by attending a special event in London to mark the milestone. CRI was re-accredited in October 2010, its status having been reconfirmed every three years since first achieving the IIP management standard in 2000. Staff have worked proactively across the years to demonstrate CRI's commitment to improving working practices and opportunities for employees as exemplified in the IIP standard.
  • 20 September 2011
      The modernisation of substance misuse services in East Lancashire continues with the opening of a new Inspire service base in Pendle. 
  • 19 September 2011
      Alison Ede, team leader of PATCHED, a support service for families affected by substance misuse, has been short-listed for a Sussex community award. The annual Argus Achievement Awards recognise ‘unsung heroes’ who deserve public recognition for their selfless work in the local community. Alison has been short-listed for Angel of the Year, an award for someone in a caring profession who has made a real difference to other people’s lives.
  • 11 September 2011
    The CARAT team at HMP/YOI Isis in Thamesmead, London, has received an award from the prison's senior managers for its good work. The team received a glass star ornament from prison Governor Grahame Hawkings in recognition of positive feedback, following an inspection in September 2011 by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons. The inspection report noted the CARAT team's hard work, above and beyond their area of responsibility.
  • 18 August 2011
      A pilot to raise awareness of the support needs of families and carers affected by another person's substance misuse has increased referrals to family substance misuse counselling services in Brighton & Hove by 180%. 
  • 4 August 2011
      CRI is part of an exciting new initiative in Hounslow to help reduce re-offending. Integrated Offender Management (IOM) is a multi-agency partnership dedicated to providing comprehensive services designed to cut re-offending amongst priority groups in the borough. The IOM approach brings together the Metropolitan Police, London Probation Trust, the London Borough of Hounslow, CRI, HMP Wormwood Scrubs and Hounslow Youth Offending Service to provide wide-ranging support to clients with multiple and complex needs.