We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Justice Innovation Awards.
These awards, run by the Centre for Justice Innovation, recognise the work of frontline practitioners in making a fairer and more effective justice system by highlighting innovative projects that are improving outcomes. This year we are giving out two awards, in Family Justice and in Criminal Justice, with the winners decided by an expert judging panel.
Our first award is the Nick Crichton Award for Family Justice (which is held in honour of the founding Family Drug and Alcohol Court judge, Nick Crichton). This is the third year that this has been awarded and it is sponsored by a consortia of funders, including HallBrown Family Law, LCM Family, Family Law in Partnership and AddCounsel. This year’s finalists were: For Baby’s Sake, The Parenting Apart Programme, Stockport’s Supporting Families Employment Advisers and Strengthening Families.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Nick Crichton Award for Family Justice 2021 is For Baby’s Sake. For Baby’s Sake is an innovative programme which takes a whole family approach to breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and childhood trauma for expectant parents and babies alike. The judges were particularly impressed by this whole family approach. To find out more, please view our case study on the project or visit their website here.
Next is our inaugural Criminal Justice Innovation Award. The finalists for this year were: Aspire, New Chance, Project CARA, and The Women’s Pathfinder WSA & 18-25 Diversion Service.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of The Criminal Justice Innovation Award 2021 is Aspire. The Aspire programme was set up by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland to support young men who are marginalised from communities and at risk of becoming involved in criminal or paramilitary activity. The judges were particularly struck by the potential of this model in other contexts. To find out more please view our case study, or view this website.