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Gemmas Story

Just 12 months ago, Gemma was drinking more than a bottle of vodka a night.Her drinking had escalated when her children were taken into the care of a guardian. At the time Gemma was in denial about the impact her…

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Howard League prize winners

Criminal Justice Champions CLI’s directors Peter Atherton and Matthew Kidd were overwhelmed when it was announced they had won the Howard League for Penal Reform’s inaugural “criminal justice champion” award. The Howard League is a national charity working for less…

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Emma McMahon

Emma McMahon spent two years volunteering with CLI before taking on a full-time position with CRC- Community Rehabilitation Company – based at Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester. The 22-year-old credits her experience with CLI as one of the main reasons…

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New Recovery Forum

CLI is proud to announce that its first Recovery Forum has been launched in Bedfordshire. The forum was led by Pete Atherton, CLI’s operational director, with support from other members of the CLI team. People came from a variety of…

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Beverley Copestake, our SAMAS co-ordinator in Bedfordshire talks to one of our fantastic volunteer’s – Trevor – about his life in the army, living in Holland, his alcohol addiction, and how it led him to become a part of the…

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