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

Jan 1, 2018

JOHN BELL & NEILL RIPPON (HMP Maghaberry)

COMMENDEES 2017-18: John and Neill, Prison Officers at HMP Maghaberry in Northern Ireland, were nominated by a prisoner and are Commended for their ‘Family Matters’ project, which brings hope, trust, and reconciliation to prisoners and their families.
Jan 1, 2018

RUTH CROPPER (HMP/YOI Thorn Cross)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Ruth is a Substance Misuse Team Leader at HMP/YOI Thorn Cross, and receives a Commendation for being ‘a beacon of light’ and contributing, through her skill and dedication, to one of the lowest drug rates in the country.
Jan 1, 2018

BRIAN CUNNINGHAM (HMP Perth)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Brian is the Learning Centre Manager at HMP Perth, and is Commended for three decades of commitment to promoting literacy and family learning, and the many innovative initiatives he has driven forward.
Jan 1, 2018

JASON EDWARDS (HMP/YOI Parc)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Jason is a Carpentry Instructor at HMP/YOI Parc; he is Commended for his outstanding ability to connect with young people, and was described by an education inspector as ‘the most inspirational teacher I have ever met’.
Jan 1, 2018

REVEREND TREVOR JACQUET (HMP Belmarsh)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Trevor receives a Commendation for his many contributions to pastoral care, both as Head of HMP Belmarsh’s Chaplaincy team, described as ‘the best in the country’, and more widely in the national chaplaincy community.
Jan 1, 2018

PAUL JOHNSON (HMP Grendon)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Paul is Commended for his work over almost three decades as an Officer at HMP Grendon, where his ‘indomitable’ and ‘exemplary’ character has made an enduring contribution to the lives of prisoners and colleagues.
Jan 1, 2018

GARETH KEY (National Probation Service, North East)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Gareth is a Probation Officer for the National Probation Service, North East division, and receives a Commendation for his deep sense of vocation, and his ability to transform the attitudes of those with whom he works.
Jan 1, 2018

BRIAN KIRKUP (County Durham YOS)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Brian is a manager for the County Durham Youth Offending Service, and is Commended for his commitment and skill in delivering a responsive and varied range of opportunities for young people.
Jan 1, 2018

WAYNE LEWIS (London CRC)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Wayne is a Probation Officer for London CRC; nominated by an offender and described as ‘a shining beacon’, he is Commended for his inspirational work in supporting young offenders into employment.
Jan 1, 2018

CRAIG MAILER & KEITH MASON (HMPs Kilmarnock & Perth)

COMMENDEES 2017-18: Craig and Keith, gym managers at HMP Perth and HMP Kilmarnock respectively, receive a Commendation for their roles pioneering the ‘Fit for LIFE’ project, and its delivery throughout the Scottish Prison Service.
Jan 1, 2018

CLAIRE MALARKEY (HMP/YOI Askham Grange)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Claire is a family support worker at HMP/YOI Askham Grange and is Commended for her ‘think family’ approach, which is a ‘shining example’ of liaison and partnership support for women offenders.
Jan 1, 2018

LIAM MASON (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland CRC)

COMMENDEE 2017-18: Liam is Commended for his skill and commitment in championing creative new approaches for young offenders, in his role as a Probation Practitioner for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland CRC.
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