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Jan 1, 2020

SIMON BLAND (Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Rutland CRC)

COMMENDEE 2019-20: A Case Worker for DLNR CRC based in HMP Leicester, Simon is granted a Commendation for his creative and inspiring use of the arts – and particularly music – to engage with even the most hard-to-reach prisoners.
Jan 1, 2020

DEBORAH MCLENING & LISA UDALE (Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC)

COMMENDEES 2019-20: Deborah is a Volunteer Manager, and Lisa a Senior Probation Officer, for KSS CRC. They are Commended as the driving force behind a project employing ex-service users to reach those at greatest risk of breaching their probation.
Jan 1, 2020

EMMY MERCAN (Kent, Surrey & Sussex CRC)

COMMENDEE 2019-20: Emmy is a Probation Service Officer for KSS CRC and is Commended for setting up a ‘Breakfast Club’ – now being replicated elsewhere – where women on probation can meet, receive support, and find hope and inspiration.
Jan 1, 2019

RHIAN METCALF (National Probation Service, North West)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Rhian is a Probation Services Officer for North West National Probation Service. She wins an Award for transforming purposeful activities for residents at Merseybank Approved Premises, including developing ‘Probationary’, a board game promoting service user engagement and resettlement. [This Award is granted in memory of Kathy Biggar Baker.]
Jan 1, 2019

BARBARA TUDOR (National Probation Service, Midlands)

AWARD WINNER 2018-19: Barbara is a Victim & Offender Development Manager for the Midlands National Probation Service. She receives an Award for a pioneering career, spanning four decades, in which she has influenced restorative practice in probation and prison settings, both at home and abroad. [This Award is supported by Sodexo Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2019

KATHRYN BRUDERER (National Probation Service, North West)

COMMENDEE 2018-19: Kathryn is an Equality Manager for the North West National Probation Service. She is Commended for her work developing and delivering services for people with autism and learning difficulties, and securing the division’s status as the first in probation to be accredited by the National Autistic Society.
Jan 1, 2019

LEE DUTTON (Wales CRC)

COMMENDEE 2018-19: Lee is a Senior Children and Families Caseworker for St. Giles Trust, working in partnership with Wales CRC. He is Commended for his skilled and empathetic practice in helping families with often highly complex needs, and as a role model to both colleagues and service users.
Jan 1, 2019

MARGARET MCMULLEN (South Lanarkshire Criminal Justice Services)

COMMENDEE 2018-19: Margaret is a Resource Worker for Women’s Justice Services in South Lanarkshire. She is Commended for developing community based forums to help women address their criminogenic needs, and for the advice and guidance she has provided over almost two decades.
Jan 1, 2019

LUCY VAN-WATERSCHOOT (National Probation Service, South West & South Central)

COMMENDEE 2018-19: Lucy is a Senior Probation Officer for South West & South Central NPS. She is Commended for the skill and passion she has brought to all aspects of her role – with service users, and as a manager and colleague – and for her contributions as an equality and diversity champion.
Jan 1, 2018

ANGELA AUTY (National Probation Service, South West & South Central)

AWARD WINNER 2017-18: Angela is a Probation Officer for the National Probation Service, South West & South Central division. Described as ‘a rare gem’, she wins an Award for her consistently outstanding performance during 37 years of dedicated service, and for the support she gives to both colleagues and service users. [This Award is supported by Ingeus.]
Jan 1, 2018

LAURA GREENHILL (Dorset, Devon and Cornwall CRC)

AWARD WINNER 2017-18: Laura is a Probation Support Officer with Dorset, Devon & Cornwall CRC. She receives an Award for her vision and ‘tireless enthusiasm’ in all aspects of her role, and in particular in helping develop Exeter’s Community Hub as a valuable new resource for vulnerable people in the area. [This Award is supported by Serco Justice Services.]
Jan 1, 2018

ELLEN HODGINS (National Probation Service, Midlands)

AWARD WINNER 2017-18: Ellen is a Probation Officer for the National Probation Service, Midlands division. Described as someone ‘undertaking her job extraordinarily well’, she wins an Award for her compassion, skill and tenacity, in transforming the management of offenders with complex needs, both locally and more widely. [This Award is supported by Interserve.]
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