Paying back to Local Communities

Whatever the project or placement the aim of the Unpaid Work Team is to ensure that work undertaken reflects the priorities and make-up of local communities is aimed at improving them, protecting them and, where appropriate, reducing crime. As a result Essex Probation Area offered each of the 14 Crime & Disorder Reduction Partnerships [CDRPs] in Essex a specified number of hours of Unpaid Work group activity in 2004/05, to be used in meeting their targets to reduce crime and protect communities.