COMMENDEE 2018-19: Adam, from Sefton Council for Voluntary Service, receives a Commendation for his inspiring leadership of the Merseyside Offender Mentoring Project, which provides mentoring and befriending support to offenders from HMP Liverpool, both in custody and after release.
Winners by setting (since 2012) - Prisons
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Michael is a Supervising Officer at HMP Grendon. He is Commended for “a lifetime contribution to the Prison Service,” and in particular for his pivotal role in the prison’s new Therapeutic Community Plus unit for prisoners with learning difficulties.
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Chris is the Business Engagement Manager at HMP & YOI Hatfield. He receives a Commendation for his inspirational approach to training the men in his care. His work, helping create new opportunities for offenders, includes the aptly named prison farm shop, ‘Thyme Served’.
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Marie is a Behavioural Change Officer at HMP Low Moss. She is granted a Commendation for her work in developing and leading ‘Talking Heads’, a support group for prisoners with complex mental health issues, giving them a chance to safely explore difficult issues.
COMMENDEE 2018-19: Lesley is the Managing Chaplain at HMP Send. She receives a Commendation for creating a network of over 80 volunteers to provide counselling and support to the women at Send, and for developing the prison’s ‘Managing Connections’ mentoring initiative.