Insights Butler Trust success for Seetec Justice employees
23 January 2020

Butler Trust success for Seetec Justice employees

Butler Trust award results

Shortlisted nominees from Seetec Justice have been successful in the 2019-2020 Butler Trust Awards.

With almost 350 nominations received by the Butler Trust this year and only 10 Awards, 22 Commendations and around 50 certificates being granted in total, this is a fantastic achievement.  

HRH The Princess Royal will be presenting Commendations to the following Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS CRC) probation staff:

Probation Service Officer Emmy Mercan, who was instrumental in setting up the Crawley Breakfast Club to engage more women service users. It has undoubtedly broken down barriers so some of the hardest to reach service users receive the correct support to help turn their lives around.

Senior Probation Officer Lisa Udale and Volunteer Manager Deborah McLening have been the driving force for the creation of the case support workers team. KSS CRC employ ex-offenders as case support workers to encourage people on probation to turn away from a life of crime. Their own experiences of criminality and the probation service allow them to really engage with the most challenging service users.

We also have staff from other Seetec Justice areas who will receive a certificate including:

Senior Probation Officer Natalie Bevan and Case Worker Gethin Probert, Wales Probation Services, for the hard work they have put in to support service users to access residential rehabilitation, to address heir alcohol and drug dependencies.

Seetec’s Head of Prison Employment Louise Atherton and Employment Coach Juliet Cain, for their role in successfully establishing employment coaching in prison workshops. They have made a real difference engaging prisoners who have previously been hard to reach.

Chief Executive Officer for KSS CRC Suki Binning said: “These results really are a reflection on our probation and prison services, demonstrating how passionate and hard working our staff are.

“All our nominees are truly deserving of their certificate or Commendation and I am so glad they’re receiving this recognition to show that their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.”

The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 26 March 2020 at St. James’s Palace.

KSS CRC, part of the Seetec Group, has probation divisions in Wales; Devon, Dorset and Cornwall; Kent, Surrey and Sussex; Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. More information on our probation services can be found here.