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Local Winner, National Finalist: will Danielle win?

Posted: 27th March 2014 by Essex CRC.
Danielle Mannix picks up the Partnerships award from the High Sheriff of Essex
Danielle Mannix picks up the Partnerships award from the High Sheriff of Essex


Two local Essex champions in Probation specialisms are in the National Probation Awards finals:

Danielle Mannix, at Probation’s Southend office, and Laura Adams, working in the Chelmsford area, will be representing Essex in June.

Danielle Mannix, who works in Southend Probation Office, not only was a winner of the High Sheriff’s Prize [1] for her partnership work recently, she is now off to the finals of the National Probation Awards in June.

A recipient of seven nominations for the High Sheriff’s Prize, she has many other colleagues who believe that her hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to partnership working are making visible changes to the lives of the offenders they supervise and thereby to the community we serve.

“The ability to work well with our partnerships, promoting their work with our staff, explaining and clarifying our work to a range of partners, ensuring that both probation and the partners are providing the best they can for our service users, is vital in all areas of our work,” said Mary Archer, Essex Probation’s Chief Executive. “None so testing as making provision for hard-to-place offenders in a challenging housing world. Yet having some kind of basic roof over your head is the first step on the way to stopping crime. This Housing Liaison Officer’s enthusiasm and passion for the work shines through, not least from comments made by our partners, and the results Danielle achieves in this potentially draining role.”

The Probation ‘Oscars’ (envelopes, suspense….) will take place in June with Justice Minister Jeremy Wright handing out the awards. Essex Probation has, unusually, won at least one category in every National Probation Awards event bar one, competing against the other 34 Probation Trusts in England and Wales. Essex has twice won the overall National Champion award, (last time was last year).

“We wish Danielle and Laura the best of luck,” said Mary Archer.

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[1] The High Sheriff’s Prize was set up 14 years ago in Essex by High Sheriff Ronald Capel-Cure, in recognition of Essex Probation’s services to the community. Staff are nominated every year in eight different categories. Winners are decided by a five-strong judging panel.