- The Awards are open to anyone working in UK prisons (including IRCs), probation, and youth and community justice, whether as paid staff, volunteers or partner agency employees.
- The Awards are for people not projects; we welcome nominations for people doing their ordinary job especially well, as much as those doing something innovative.
- A nomination is in two parts – the initial nomination, and the supporting documentation (one per nominee in the case of joint nominations).
- A. A. A. J. W. P. – Avoid Acronyms And Jargon Wherever Possible – you might know what it means, but you can’t assume our Awarding Panel will too!
- The nomination must relate to the nominee’s role in the sector (we would not give an Award to someone for unconnected charity work, for example).
- Former offenders can be nominated if their desistance is well established, but those awaiting trial, serving a sentence, or recently released from prison are not eligible.
- Someone who was previously nominated unsuccessfully may be nominated again, but you may wish to discuss with us first before doing so.
- Subject to the nominee’s consent, please follow up and forward to us (along with the relevant supporting documentation) ALL initial nominations submitted to you.