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Jan 1, 2021

PAT BANNIGAN (SWM CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Patrick ‘Pat’ Bannigan, who works for the Staffordshire & West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company as part of the Reducing Reoffending Partnership, is a Resettlement Case Worker who has focused on Finance, Benefit & Debt with extraordinary results – including helping service users deal with debts of around £10 million and helping them set up over 2,500 bank accounts. [This Award is supported by G4S Care & Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2021

JOY KEENAN (North West National Probation Service)

AWARD WINNER 2020-21: Joy Keenan is a Senior Probation Officer in Liverpool’s Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Unit based in Wavertree Police Station, and her Award is for her outstanding and inspirational contribution to tackling knife crime. [This Award is supported by Serco Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2021

EVE CHESTER (North West National Probation Service)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Eve is a Probation Officer described by her initial nominator, Senior Probation Officer Caroline Bewley, as “a special woman, an amazing woman, probation worker, union supporter and friend to many.”  Caroline adds that “Eve continues to give 120% to every person she works with or for. Her ethic of caring for the individual in front of her; irrespective of who they are, what they have done or whether they are being fair or realistic never waivers. Eve has dedicated her working career to helping people and keeping communities […]
Jan 1, 2021

ROLAND CLARK (South East & Eastern National Probation Service)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Roland was an outstanding Victim Liaison Officer who sadly died after his nomination. The high regard of his colleagues was reflected in their decision, alongside his family, to continue with the Awards process – and his Commendation in turn reflects his significant and important contribution in an often ‘unsung’ area of criminal justice, as the following testimonials amply demonstrate.
Jan 1, 2021

BEN EATON, SUE KIDNEY & PARMJIT SINGH RAI (DLNR CRC)

COMMENDEES 2020-21: Ben Eaton, Sue Kidney and Parmit Singh Rai are the powerful trio at the heart of an innovative housing-led project, STAR (Supporting Transformation and Resettlement) which is already having striking success in helping transform and resettle male offenders. STAR is a clever combination of locality and the people driving it – Ben, Sue, and Parmit – and the results they are already achieving speak eloquently of their energy and passion.
Jan 1, 2021

SUSAN LANZER (London CRC)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Susan is a Probation Officer, with a third of a century of experience and commitment to the role, who receives a Commendation for her professional excellence, reflected in a series of outstanding testimonials by colleagues. One of several qualities in her practice – sheer persistence – is reflected in an astonishing 100% sufficiency in all her audited cases.
Jan 1, 2021

DEREK RHODEN (North West National Probation Service)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Derek Rhoden is a Senior Probation Officer who is Commended for his clear, consistent, and compassionate impact across a wide range of work, including his ongoing and influential focus on, and contributions to, diversity and inclusion. His commitment and passion, across all his roles – including his wider charitable work in the community – is notable and clearly held in very high regard indeed by his colleagues.
Jan 1, 2021

IAN SPARSHOTT (Hampshire & Isle of Wight CRC)

COMMENDEE 2020-21: Ian Sparshott is a volunteer for the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC). He receives a Commendation for his voluntary role, which draws on his own extensive lived experience, and in which he has delivered many hundreds of hours in voluntary support, acted as a mainstay for a successful service user led initiative – and a successful volunteer recruiter – and added vital support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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

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

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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