9 Nov 2017
Howard League Community Awards for successful projects that cut crime
Successful community projects that reduce crime and transform lives for the better have been honoured with prestigious national awards.
The Howard League for Penal Reform presented Community Awards and commendations to more than a dozen of the very best schemes in the country.
Projects from Avon and Somerset, Berkshire, Cheshire, Devon and Cornwall, Dorset, East Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, London, Merseyside, South Yorkshire and the West Midlands were among the commended entries.
Rose Mahon, of the Nelson Trust, which runs women’s centres in Gloucester and Swindon, was named Criminal Justice Champion.
The Organisation of the Year category was won by two projects – 41 Goodison Road, a scheme run by Everton Football Club; and Giroscope, a charity based in Hull.
Catryn Yousefi, Programmes Manager at the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “Our Community Awards celebrate the success of projects that guide people away from crime and make us all safer.
“Only the very best schemes in the UK are honoured each year and, once again, we were delighted to receive so many high-quality nominations.”
Winners and Commendations by category
Organisation of the Year (two winners)
41 Goodison Road – Everton in the Community, Everton Football Club
Youth Justice SEND Project, Achievement for All (AfA)
Criminal Justice Champion
Rose Mahon – The Nelson Trust
Michael Corrigan – Prosper 4 Group
CJ Burge – The SOS+ Project, St Giles Trust
Enrich Programme, Alana House – Parents and Children Together
Doncaster Women’s Centre and Community Hub – Changing Lives
The Skill Mill
Birmingham Restorative Justice Service, West Midlands Police
Policing and adults
Problem Gambling – Diversion Pathway for Criminal Justice System – Cheshire Constabulary and Beacon Counselling Trust
The Drug Education Programme – Avon and Somerset Constabulary/Swanswell
Policing and children
Divert, Youth Justice Services – Cheshire East, Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington
Liaison and diversion
Coventry Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service – Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Wirral Integrated Offender Management Team – Partnership of Merseyside Police, National Probation Service, Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company, Wirral Ways to Recovery
Time to Recover – Compass Project 2012
Project Future – MAC-UK, Haringey Council and Barnet, Enfield, Haringey NHS Mental Trust
Pan Dorset Children in Care Protocol, Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police
Notes to editors
- The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the world. It is a national charity working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
- More information about all the winners, runners-up and commended entries can be found on the Howard League website: https://howardleague.org/community-awards/2017-community-awards-winners/
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