Wales CRC work showcased in HMPPS awards

HMPPS in Wales AwardsPeople working to reduce reoffending are to be recognised for their achievements at a celebration event later this year.
A number of probation workers from Wales Community Rehabilitation Company will be being recognised for their achievements at the HMPPS in Wales Awards. The awards showcase the hard work of prison and probation staff who work with offenders to improve lives, transform communities and reduce reoffending.
Graham Thomas will receive the probation leadership award thanks to his work as Community Payback Development Manager in Wales. His incredible hard work and effort, knowledge and leadership skills, ensures the Community Payback team are inspired to deliver a successful intervention that provides a clear and tangible value to communities while rehabilitating offenders.
Peter Salami has been awarded the supporting victims award where in his role as a Restorative Justice facilitator he has made a substantial impact on the lives of a number of victims and service users. His passion for Restorative Justice is being recognised and is evident in the effort that he puts into each and every referral.
Probation Officer Caroline McCormack is being awarded the changing lives in probation award following a nomination from a service user for making a positive impact on their rehabilitation. The service user said: “I don’t think I would have achieved all of this without the help Caroline has given me. I know ultimately it was down to me to change but we all need to be guided down the right road at some point and to have someone believe in you and that is what happened to me.”
Finally, the Wales CRC Restorative Justice team has landed the award for probation team of the year, which highlighted great teamwork and their incredible passion for Restorative Justice. Together they have shown great commitment to increasing awareness of the potential positive impact and outcomes Restorative Justice, while constantly seeking new and innovative ways of developing and implementing the service.
Dawn Blower, probation director for Wales CRC, said: “I was delighted with all our award submissions this year. I am especially thrilled for our four winners who will receive well deserved awards in recognition for their leadership and their work with both victims and service users.”
All will collect their awards in a celebration event in Cardiff in December.
The full list of winners can be viewed at the link below:

Award winners 2018