18 June 2014
Two offenders who have completed their Unpaid
Work hours have been offered seasonal paid employment with The
Green Co in Sheffield.
The Green Co (formally SOVA) are a social enterprise
company firmly rooted in values that support education and
employment opportunities for those in need.
In Partnership with Sheffield City Council and Veolia
environmental services, they are responsible for providing
waste recycling services across the five Household Waste
Recycling Centres of Sheffield.
The two offenders, completing Unpaid Work as part of
their community sentence, showed their ability to work hard and
become part of the team. On completion of their hours they were
offered paid work over the summer.
Employment is a key factor in reducing reoffending, it
reduces the likelihood of reoffending by up to 50%. Individuals
that are diverted away form the criminal justice system and into
emploment can then become positive contributors to their