Three people working for Wales Community Rehabilitation Company have picked up awards for their probation work.
The trio impressed judges at the inaugural HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service) Wales Awards, which were handed out at the Cornerstone in Cardiff in December following nominations from colleagues and service users.
The awards, which are open to all people working in prison and probation sector in Wales, recognise outstanding individuals who go the extra mile to change people’s lives.
Newport-based Probation Service Officer Laura picked up the award for Public Safety in Probation, for working in partnership with relevant agencies and her investigative approach to keeping the public safe.
Fellow Probation Service Officer Fran, also from Newport, scooped the Changing Lives in Probation award after being nominated by a service user for her commitment and confidence in him. A former prolific offender, he is now crime-free for the longest period of his adult life.
Cardiff Executive Assistant Beth Nevin won the Probation Staff Support gong for her tireless efforts to support teams across Wales, particularly during a busy time for the organisation.
Dawn Blower, Chief Executive of Wales CRC, said: “I am extremely proud to work alongside these three professionals. Laura, Fran and Beth embody exactly what we stand for as an organisation.”
Originally from London, Thomas was stuck in a rut – committing crime to fulfil his drug habit and in and out of prison on a regular basis.