Project breaking cycle of crime

Launch: Superintendent Martin Lister, Liam Walsh and project co-ordinator Kate Barnett
Launch: Superintendent Martin Lister, Liam Walsh and project co-ordinator Kate Barnett

A NEW project aimed at cutting the number of repeat offenders has been launched in Calderdale.

Lifeline Calderdale, based in Halifax, is running the scheme to support adult offenders with substance mis-use problems. Project co-ordinator Kate Barnett said by helping them access training and giving advice on housing and other issues, they hoped to stop offenders committing more crime.

West Yorkshire Police, the Calderdale division of the West Yorkshire Probation Trust and other agencies are involved in the project. It has also received a £1,000 grant from West Yorkshire Police Community Trust.

Superintendent Martin Lister and Halifax boxer Liam Walsh were among the guests at an official launch.

To contact Lifeline Calderdale call 01422 258800.