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The Guardian's Public Service Awards 2018
The Guardian's Public Service Awards 2018 were presented by Patrick Monahan at Lindley Hall in central London. Our chair, Lynn Saunders, won the Leadership Excellence category at this year's ceremony recognising her pioneering work and achievements within the CJS, particularly her involvement with the Safer Living Foundation . Well done Lynn!
2018 Community Awards Winners
The Howard League Community Awards were presented at the national conference on 14 November 2018 by Gerry Marshall, Trustee of the Howard League for Penal Reform and Chair of the Awards judging panel.
The Safer Living Foundation charity was formed in 2014 and is an innovative partnership between HMP Whatton and Nottingham Trent University. The SLF was set up to prevent and reduce sexual offending. With its front-line experience of working with people with sexual convictions, the charity’s trustees understood the gaps in standard provision for people convicted of sexual offences. The trustees envisioned and actioned innovative ways to meet these gaps. Through the charity’s links with a specialist research unit at Nottingham Trent University, the work of the charity is evidence-based, robustly evaluated, and contributes to best practice and theoretical knowledge world-wide.
The charity has achieved several ‘firsts’ within the criminal justice arena: they were the first to run prison-based Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA), and one of the first organisations to offer free face-to-face support for people troubled by their sexual thoughts. The charity is about to open a ground-breaking centre to help people with convictions reintegrate with society and develop meaningful and prosocial lives.
The SLF regularly publish their evaluation/research findings in peer-reviewed journals, contributing to the global evidence base on reducing sexual crime.
To see the full list of winners please follow this link