I am very humbled and excited to have been announced as the Hampshire Police Support Volunteer of the Year for 2020. This was in recognition of the work which I have done with the Community Court, co-ordinating it across three districts in North Hampshire.
The Community Court is a Restorative Justice programme which was set up by a PC in 2014. It puts restorative justice into the centre of the criminal justice system for young offenders. Those who come through the programme are considerably less likely to go on and reoffend and they get to see and understand the true impact that their crime can have on communities and individuals alike.