CJA Award Winner - Prisoner Training & Placements

LandWorks is celebrating the news that it has won “Outstanding Regional Organisation” in the national Criminal Justice Alliance Awards 2021. The award was announced during an online ceremony last night.

The Criminal Justice Alliance is a network of over 160 leading criminal justice organisations across England and Wales. The annual awards are designed to “celebrate the outstanding individuals and organisations helping to make the criminal justice system fairer and more effective.”

LandWorks had been shortlisted for the award in October, with a panel of judges selecting an overall winner and runner up for last night’s event. The award was announced by the ceremony host Donna Murray-Turner, founder of Another Night of Sisterhood, and was accepted by the LandWorks Project Director, Chris Parsons.

Chris Parsons, LandWorks Project Director, said: “We are delighted to have won this award. It is a huge boost for everyone involved in LandWorks to be recognised in this way. We want to thank all our supporters, volunteers, donors and partners. We know that we would not have won this award without all their help and support over the years. We will continue our work with some of the most socially excluded people in our communities. It is in everyone’s interest that more is done to help people in the criminal justice system to change their lives and reduce the risk of reoffending.”

The CJA judges described LandWorks as “going above and beyond the science of rehabilitation and recidivism. It’s a way of life and the opportunity to reset and prepare for the world beyond the (prison) gate.”

A video recording of the awards ceremony can be viewed here   The award to Landworks, including a short interview with Chris Parsons, begins at 41 minutes, 12 seconds in.

More information www.criminaljusticealliance.org/cja-awards/

25th November 2021