A probation service officer from Exeter has won a major national award.
Laura Greenhill, 47, has won a Butler Trust Award, which recognises and celebrates outstanding dedication, skill and creativity by people working in prisons, probation and youth justice settings across the UK.
The recognition is a result of Laura’s hard work to deliver and develop probation work at the city’s recently refurbished CoLab community and wellbeing hub at Wat Tyler House in King William Street.
Laura works for Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company
(DDC CRC), who partnered with the building’s owner Exeter CVS to widen and integrate services on offer at the hub. As well as probation services, other support on offer includes help with housing, training, volunteering, debt management and health matters.
Since DDC CRC’s involvement with the hub started, Laura has been involved with numerous projects designed to help people turn their back on crime, including work to transform the hub’s outside space and a photography exhibition.