Probation staff wins Police and Crime Commissioner award
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Police and Crime Commissioner Award for Probation Staff

Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has recognised a Probation Service Officer’s work to reduce reoffending with a Pride Award.

Probation Service Officer Annie Griffin who works for Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Probation Service, received the award for going above and beyond to support prisoners nearing their release at Horfield Prison.

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Probation Service is one of four probation services delivered by Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company and forms part of the Seetec Group. 

Annie has worked with prisoners to help prevent their reoffending. She works with individuals to help them find a place to live or a job. She has also set up an emergency store giving individuals essential items they need to resettle back into the community. These include items such as clothing, shoes, tea, toothpaste and shampoo.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens presented Annie with her award at a PCC Pride Awards ceremony on 11 March. An outstanding Police Cadet, Thornbury Community Speedwatch Team and call handlers who have helped save lives were also amongst those recognised.

Annie said: “ I have worked in probation services for 36 years and I’ve never felt as happy or more fulfilled than I do in my current role. I come in everyday and I actually feel like I make a difference and the people I work with really respond well to someone who cares.”

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