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

Jan 1, 2020

FLORENCE ALAKE (HMP & YOI Isis)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: Florence is a Prison Officer based at HMP/YOI Isis. She wins an Award for her exceptional jailcraft, as a widely-respected mentor to her peers, and for being, in the words of her Governor, “someone who quietly and modestly does her job brilliantly” and “exemplifies all the qualities you would wish for in an Officer”. [This Award is sponsored by Mitie Care & Custody.]
Jan 1, 2020

KIRSTEN AMPHLETT (National Probation Service, South West & South Central)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: Kirsten was nominated for her work as a Probation Services Officer at Lawson House Approved Premises. Described by her manager as “an incomparable gem”, and by one of three service users who nominated her, as “bloody brilliant”, she is given an Award for her truly exceptional compassion, skill, and dedication. [This Award is supported by Seetec Justice.]
Jan 1, 2020

ALICE BURROWS (London CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: Alice is a Senior Probation Practitioner for London CRC. Her nomination included an impressive range of testimonials from both colleagues and service users, and she receives an Award as an exemplar of excellence, for the outstanding commitment, enthusiasm, and discipline she brings to her work. [This Award is supported by Novus.]
Jan 1, 2020

NIKKI DENNINGTON (HMP & YOI Standford Hill)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: Nikki was nominated for her work as an Education Tutor with Weston College at HMP Standford Hill. She wins an Award as a highly gifted teacher and champion of the arts, and for her creative and compassionate use of the arts to engage some of the most challenging and vulnerable men in the establishment. [Nikki also receives the Keith Bromley Award for Education & Skills Training, supported by The Bromley Trust.]
Jan 1, 2020

DAVID HILL (HMP Buckley Hall)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: David is a Catering Manager at HMP Buckley Hall. He is granted an Award for the remarkable creativity and tenacity he has shown in transforming the look, taste, and nutritional qualities of the prison’s food, improving the men’s physical health, and their emotional well-being and behaviour, too. [This Award is supported by Sodexo Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2020

LAURA JACOBS (HMP Grendon)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: A Forensic Psychologist, Laura was nominated by ten prisoners for her work at HMP Grendon. She receives an Award for her outstanding contribution to the prison’s therapeutic community, and is described in testimonials, from both colleagues and prisoners, as “an incredible woman”, and “simply unforgettable”. [This Award is supported by G4S Care & Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2020

DENIS LEWIS (Leeds Youth Offending Team)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: An Operational Manager for the Leeds Youth Justice Service, Denis is granted an Award for the exceptional skill and passion he brings to his work with young people, including those who others find difficult to engage, and as an inspirational line manager, mentor, and role model to colleagues. [This Award is supported by MTC.]
Jan 1, 2020

TERENCE ROWLEY (HMP & YOI Brinsford)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: Terry is a Band 4 Instructor at HMP/YOI Brinsford. He is granted an Award for his remarkable work transforming not only the prison’s gardens and grounds, but also the lives of the especially vulnerable young men he employs – one of whom said, “if it wasn’t for Terry, I would not still be alive”. [This Award is supported by Ingeus.]
Jan 1, 2020

SARAH VINER (London CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2019-20: Sarah is a Senior Probation Officer for London CRC. She receives an Award for her outstanding contribution to probation over three decades; her nomination, supported by service users and colleagues, highlights her compassion, and her “exceptional” ability to engage those with especially complex needs. [This Award is supported by Serco Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2020

STEVE WHITEHEAD & DAVID WILSON (HMP Hull)

AWARD WINNERS 2019-20: Steven and Dave are Horticultural Instructors at HMP Hull. They are given an Award for their extraordinary transformation of the environment and grounds in the prison, culminating in a Windlesham Trophy win, and their inspiring work in support of the education and rehabilitation of the men they employ. [This Award is supported by Unilink. Steve and David also receive the POA Award for outstanding work by prison officers, supported by the Prison Officers Association.]
Jan 1, 2020

HEATHER BESTWICK (HMP Whatton)

COMMENDEE 2019-20: Heather is a Band 5 Manager at HMP Whatton. She receives a Commendation for developing and delivering a raft of high quality autism-related initiatives, culminating in the prison’s accreditation by the National Autistic Society.
Jan 1, 2020

CHLOE BLAKE (National Probation Service, South West & South Central)

COMMENDEE 2019-20: Chloe is a Probation Officer for South West & South Central NPS. She is Commended for the skill, dedication, and humanity she brings to all aspects of her role, which includes managing some especially challenging individuals.
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