2012-11-28  

Innovative phone app for Community Payback - Community Payback Visibility is a mobile app which will enable people to get involved in nominating sites for Community Payback in their neighbourhood. This innovative idea from Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust was awarded £41,000 in innovation funding in our ‘How can we transform neighbourhoods in Britain together?’ GeoVation Challenge.

Community Payback is unpaid work carried out by offenders on community service and the free mobile app will allow the public to easily nominate sites for Community Payback and upload a photo so it can be quickly assessed by the Probation Service. If it is suitable a work group will be sent out to carry out the work and a photo and feedback posted back on the site so people can see the effect. The app will raise awareness of Community Payback and participation in Community Payback projects.

I'm working with the Probation Trust on this project. Should be good fun.


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Jez Higgins