Insights Butler Trust commends probation staff at virtual awards
07 April 2020

Butler Trust commends probation staff at virtual awards

Butler Trust Awards

The Butler Trust has celebrated our probation services employees’ achievements during a virtual awards ceremony on Twitter.

The virtual ceremony was a first for the Butler Trust, who recognise outstanding work across the UK justice sector. They held the event on social media after postponing the London ceremony on the latest public health advice.

The Butler Trust gives out ten awards and 22 commendations each year. Two of the commendations, this year, were for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company employees.

KSS CRC, part of the Seetec Group, provides probation and rehabilitation services in England and Wales through four probation services.

The commendees from KSS CRC were:

  • Senior Probation Officer Lisa Udale and Volunteer Manager Deborah McLening (Commendation): for leading a successful initiative recruiting ex-offender case support workers to engage people on probation.
  • Probation Service Officer Emmy Mercan (Commendation): for her work setting up the Bridge Breakfast Club in Crawley to increase the engagement levels of people on probation with probation and other support agencies.

The Butler Trust posted citations on their Twitter feed @Butler_Trust at the time individuals would usually receive a certificate from The Princess on stage.

Prisons and Probation Minister Lucy Frazer said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to all of today’s winners and my sincere thanks to everyone who works in prison and probation services.

“I am proud to recognise and celebrate your role in providing hope to the many and reducing reoffending in our communities.”

Click on the names of our probation employees to find out more about the work Senior Probation Officer Lisa Udale and Volunteer Manager Deborah McLening and Emmy Mercan have done to merit their Butler Trust commendations.

You can also read how the Butler Trust has given employees from Wales Probation Services and Seetec a certificate.