Butler Trust awards
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Virtual awards to celebrate probation work

The Butler Trust will be celebrating our probation employees’ achievements during a virtual awards ceremony on Twitter tomorrow (Thursday 26 March).

Established in 1985, the Butler Trust Awards recognise outstanding work across the UK justice sector. This year, from over 350 nominations, the Butler Trust has announced ten award winners and 22 commendees. Two of the commendations are for work by our employees:

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

You can join the virtual event live between 2pm and 3.30pm on Twitter @Butler Trust, or catch up afterwards. The Butler Trust will be posting citations at the time individuals would usually get their commendations and awards from The Princess on stage.

The Butler Trust wanted to hold the virtual event after they had to postpone the awards ceremony at St James Palace. During the virtual event they will “pay tribute to the award winners, commendees and those still working in prisons, probation and youth justice settings across the UK, who are working throughout the current crisis to do the best they can on behalf of everyone”.

Click on the names of our 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 our parent company a certificate.