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Gerald Hine-Haycock, the High Sheriff of Devon, has given LandWorks an award in recognition of its work with people in the criminal justice system and its contribution to the community.

The award certificate was presented today by the High Sheriff at the charity’s base. It is one of three awards that the High Sheriff has given this year recognising the work of charities and voluntary sector groups in Devon.

Gerald Hine-Haycock, the High Sheriff of Devon said:

“I’m truly delighted to give Chris Parsons and his team at Landworks the High Sheriff Award for the extraordinary efforts and success they have put into the prevention of re-offending. The figures talk for themselves—only four percent of those working there are likely to re-offend. The comparable number of those who don’t get the chance to experience the careful training provided by Landworks is forty percent.

“Chris has developed a unique but relatively simple relationship with the offenders who pass through his hands, and our communities in Devon have many reasons to be hugely grateful to him.”

Receiving the award, Chris Parsons, LandWorks Project Director said:

“We are delighted to receive this award. It means a lot to everyone involved in LandWorks to be recognised in this way. We are very grateful for all the continuing support from the community for our work, especially in these very difficult times. Helping people in the criminal justice system to change their lives and reduce the likelihood of reoffending is in everyone’s interests.”

More information about the role of the High Sheriff can be seen here: www.highsheriffs.com

11th March 2021