Celebrating and promoting the best in UK prisons, probation and youth justice

Nov 29, 2015

NEIL BARCLAY (HMP Thameside)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Neil is a civilian librarian at HMP Thameside. Nominated by prisoners, and described by a colleague as “our library superstar”, Neil wins his Award for the outstanding dedication, skill and creativity he has shown in transforming the prison’s library into a dynamic learning and resource centre, much valued by prisoners and staff, and described as “the envy of other prisons”. [This Award is sponsored by Novus (The Manchester College Group).]
Nov 27, 2015

SARAH CADEN & SUSAN STEWART (County Durham Youth Offending Service)

AWARD WINNERS 2015-16: Sarah, a Practice Improvement Officer at County Durham YOS, and Susan, a Speech and Language Therapist at North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, are described in their nomination as “a fabulous team – our own dynamic duo”, and receive an Award for their outstanding contribution to the management and support of young people with communication difficulties. [This Award is sponsored by Working Links.]
Nov 25, 2015

DR JULIE CARLISLE & SARAH KANE (National Probation Service, North West)

AWARD WINNERS 2015-16: Sarah, a Probation Officer with NPS North West, based in Merseyside, and Julie, a Clinical Psychologist at Mersey Care NHS Trust, are described as “an inspirational duo”, and win an Award for their role in developing the innovative Psychologically Informed Consultation Service, which supports probation staff in the management and care of offenders with a personality disorder. [This Award is sponsored by Interserve.]
Nov 23, 2015

DR KERENSA HOCKEN (HMP Whatton)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Kerensa, a Senior Psychologist, is Clinical Lead for the Sex Offender Treatment Programme at HMP Whatton. Described as “one of the most inspirational people I’ve had the pleasure to work with”, she receives an Award for her exceptional work in all aspects of her job, and in particular for her role in developing interventions for sex offenders with an intellectual disability. [This Award is sponsored by Sodexo Justice Services.]
Nov 21, 2015

HANNAH HUNT (Essex CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Hannah is granted an Award for her outstanding contribution to equality and diversity in her role as Diversity Officer at Essex CRC, taking an “already impressive effort” and giving it what her nominator called “the Hannah treatment” – driving through improvements in policy and practice, building links with other agencies, and achieving national praise from the charity Stonewall. [This Award is sponsored by G4S Care & Justice Services.]
Nov 19, 2015

PETER JARVIS (HMP Full Sutton)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Peter, a Prison Officer at HMP Full Sutton, was nominated by more than 60 prisoners. Described as “an outstanding, inspirational and exemplary member of staff” by one of his nominators, and a “role model” by his Governor, Peter receives an Award for his exceptional skill and dedication in every aspect of his role, over more than 25 years. [This Award is sponsored by the Prison Officers Association.]
Nov 17, 2015

DR LORRAINE JOHNSTONE (Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Lorraine is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist at Scotland’s Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice. She wins an Award for her exceptional work in developing, championing and overseeing the pioneering IVY project, which provides highly specialised interventions for some of the most difficult and troubled young people across Scotland. [This Award is sponsored by Ingeus.]
Nov 15, 2015

SARAH JONES (HMP Bronzefield)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Sarah is a Prison Custody Officer at HMP/YOI Bronzefield. Nominated by a number of prisoners, and described in her nomination as “an incredible woman”, who “really cares”, and for whom “it’s a vocation not a job”, Sarah is granted an Award for the outstanding passion, sensitivity and creativity she shows in her management and support of the women in her care. [This Award is sponsored by MTCnovo.]
Nov 13, 2015

BOB LECKIE (HMP Thorn Cross)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Bob is the Land Based Activities Manager at HMP/YOI Thorn Cross. He wins an Award for his passionate, creative and inspirational approach to the job, and his role in not only dramatically improving the prison’s physical landscape, but also transforming its farms and gardens into an immersive education and skills training environment for an often hard-to-reach group of prisoners. [Bob also receives the Keith Bromley Award for Education & Skills Training.]
Nov 11, 2015

JOANNE WOOD (Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2015-16: Joanne is a Probation Officer with Kent, Surrey and Sussex CRC. She is granted an Award for outstanding dedication and all-round excellence in her work with persistent prolific offenders. According to the colleague who nominated her, “if there was a mould for the perfect probation officer it would be in the shape of Joanne Wood.” [This Award is sponsored by Serco Home Affairs.]
Nov 9, 2015

SHARON BEARDON (HMP Hatfield)

COMMENDEE 2015-16: Sharon is a National Careers Service advisor working at HMP/YOI Hatfield, and is granted a Commendation for the dedication and passion she brings to all aspects of her work.
Nov 7, 2015

JEFFREY BENNETT (HMP Garth)

COMMENDEE 2015-16: Jeffrey receives a Commendation for his work as a Braille Instructor at HMP Garth, over more than a decade, for which he has earned acclaim both nationally and internationally.
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