Community Awards 2018 - Entries now open!

Community Awards 2018

Nominations for the Howard League Community Awards 2018 are now open. Do you know an organisation that is worthy of a nomination? Police and local government teams have won in the past too! 

The NBCC encourages the sharing of good practice and these awards support those who are reducing crime.

The Howard League for Penal Reform annual awards the country’s most successful community projects encouraging desistance from crime.  Projects which help to keep people out of the criminal justice system, by providing alternative, proportionate, effective and targeted interventions will help reduce the risk of re-offending.

These annual awards celebrate best practice in diversionary work and champion work in the community that challenges and changes people for the better – be it with children; women; mental health programmes or restorative approaches.  The awards recognise projects and organisations whose work and practice is delivered above and beyond normal service delivery.

For further information on the awards criteria and how to nominate download the entry guide.

Awards categories

Nominations close on 24 July 2018.

The winners will be announced at a national conference on Wednesday 14 November 2018.

Judging panel

Announced so far:

  • Gerry Marshall, Trustee, Howard League for Penal Reform (Chair)
  • Superintendent Stan Gilmour, LPA Commander – Reading, Thames Valley Police
  • Rose Mahon, Head of Excellence and Development, The Nelson Trust
  • Glyn Thomas, Head of Implementation, Liaison and Diversion Programme, NHS England
  • Catryn Yousefi, Programmes Manager, Howard League for Penal Reform

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