Charity opens new head office in Sheffield

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South Yorkshire’s deputy police and crime commissioner has opened the new Sheffield head office of a charity set up to help offenders leave their lives of crime.

Tracey Cheetham was invited to open the new offices of Target Housing, a charity set up in 1990 to help offenders reintegrate into mainstream society.

The head office, on Upperthorpe, Upperthorpe, houses an IT suite where offenders can update their CVs, prepare applications for housing and jobs and enrol on volunteer programmes.

Target has supported 1,943 offenders since 2008 and works with some of the higher risk offenders.

The deputy commissioner said: “I am a huge supporter of the work Target does in helping offenders find their place back in society and social integration.

“I am pleased with the commitment and support it provides women, especially when they are the only offender organisation in South Yorkshire to run a specialist service for female offenders with mental health issues.

“The commissioner and I are both keen to support organisations that help vulnerable people and it is one of the main priorities in the commissioner’s police and crime plan.”