We were sorry to say goodbye to Police Constable Tom Rutter. We thoroughly enjoyed having him on board in Truro for three days. Tom has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Education from the University of Brighton. Like others before him, he has returned to his roots to serve the community closest to his…Details
Nobody should feel alone at court. It’s terrifying to be faced with the possibility of losing everything. This is why we’re here by your side inside the court. We’ll sit down with you and listen, and we’ll think about you and not the crime. We’ll use our extensive knowledge and experience to give you the…Details
We’re looking for a Secretary to the Board of Trustees. You will be an excellent administrator, and we’ll support you with a tried-and-tested induction programme, enabling you to learn more about our legal system and gain extensive skills, knowledge and experience within a fascinating sector. We are passionate about reducing the risk of re-offending in…Details
Huge thanks to The Lord Mayor of Plymouth for all her support. It was wonderful to give our volunteers the recognition they deserve at our recent awards ceremony in June. At the event, The Lord Mayor thanked them on behalf of all the people who come through the magistrates’ courts in Devon and Cornwall. They…Details
Thanks to funding from the Social Enterprise Support Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund our team can continue their vital support for anyone going through the Newton Abbot Magistrates’ Court. Newton Abbot is the most recent CASS+ service for Devon and Cornwall. Court staff have been sending people their way and they have already supported…Details
We’d love to hear from anyone in Devon or Cornwall interested in supporting people in crisis as they go through our legal system in Plymouth, Newton Abbot, Bodmin or Truro. Volunteering with CASS+ could well be one of the most enriching and satisfying experiences of your life. We hold the lifetime achievement of The Queen’s…Details
Do you have a passion for supporting people through the criminal justice system? Perhaps you want to make a difference in your community? Or maybe you understand the need to steer people through this complex system? No two days will ever be the same at Newton Abbot Magistrates’ Court. You will be guiding defendants, witnesses,…Details
Thank you to one of our local Plymouth City Councillors for a contribution to CASSPLUS from their Community Grant. Support of this kind means a great deal to small charities delivering niche work in their communities. Funds will support continued development of our marketing strategy.
Maria the manager of Oasis Café and Plymouth foodbank taking the time from her life changing work to be photographed with Cassplus during their meeting today – what a vital service our Partner Agencies provide.
Cassplus on a night out and looking forward to supporting you for the rest of 2021.
We would like to welcome Darren Stoneman to our invaluable team of Trustees. Darren has joined CASSPLUS recently as a trustee and brings a wealth of experience gained from his roles within the Plymouth City Council where he supports a number of partnerships aimed at delivering a safer city.Details
CASSPLUS would like to welcome you, the reader, to the first edition of PLUS – (an Extra Length First Edition) – which hopes to provide an insight about the work CASSPLUS does, informing and helping communities relate to the courts where we are based. We hope to encourage your feedback and comments!Details
CASSPLUS would like to welcome Lindie Whitfield to our team. Lindie has been recruited during the Covid-19 lockdown and will coordinate our Newton Abbot service. We’re looking forward to being able to introduce Lindie to the wider partners when courts resume normal services.
We are delighted to have been awarded a £500 donation from the Local Authority’s Community Grant Scheme in recognition of our work with local, vulnerable communities. Thank you to local councillor Jonathan Drean for his interest and recent visit to CASSPLUS at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court.
The Sunflower Women’s Centre is a Trauma-Informed women’s health and wellbeing hub that offers wrap-around support to women through a blend of activities. I arrived at the Sunflower Centre and was greeted by Centre staff, who were aware of my pending visit. I was shown around the lovely Centre which also has a large gym…Details
From all at the Cassplus team to all our Partner Agencies, Clients and all of you who have helped us make such a success of our service this Year, Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, we have done it together, we could not have done it without you.
CASSPLUS was honoured when an ex-Magistrate walked through the door, back in 2014, asking if it would be ethical to offer his services as a volunteer. He was 70 years old and unable to sit as a Magistrate anymore. Mel did not want to retire as he had always, in one way or another, devoted his spare time to helping others less fortunate. He was a volunteer advisor at the CAB, volunteer on the the West Cornwall Bench of Magistrates and finally give up his spare time to join the team at CASSPLUS.Details
The Festival showcases Plymouth’s diversity and enables different communities to come together and promote the intrinsic message of respect and equality for all. CASSPLUS was delighted, for the second year, to attend the event, take part in the procession and to talk to the wonderful range of people who dropped into the Guildhall on the day.Details
During January to March this year CASSPLUS were one of the nominated charities at the Bodmin Asda store. This kind and generous donation was presented to Debbie Mullis, by one of ASDA’s representatives outside the Truro Magistrates Courts. What an impressive sized cheque! Many thanks to all who those donated to our charity. Find out…Details
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new Assistant worker for Cornwall. Alice is funded by the Cornwall Community Foundation. Seen here alongside her team co-ordinator Debbie, outside the law courts. Welcome to the team Alice!
We are pleased to announce the introduction of a new team member for CASS+ at our Plymouth branch. Karen’s Assistant worker position is funded by the Devon Community Foundation. Photographed with her co-ordinators and volunteer colleagues outside the Plymouth Magistrates Courts. Welcome to the team Karen!
Our first CASS+ Xmas card – all the team together to bring you Xmas cheer this year. Plus we want to wish you all a very merry festive time and Happy 2019.
Soroptimist Society, St Austell, Cornwall Carole and Debbie were delighted to be asked to present at the Soroptimist Society, finding out more about their inspiring volunteer movement. Soroptimist International helps to transform the lives of thousands of women and girls lives globally and should be supported and encouraged. Find out more…Details