Nepacs' Ruth Cranfield Awards 2021 

For 15 years until last year Nepacs have been making awards to professional and voluntary workers throughout the region to highlight the work of exceptional individuals and teams for innovative good practice in promoting rehabilitation of offenders.  Since 2018 our awards have been named in honour of Ruth Cranfield who had the vision and energy to organise the beginnings of Nepacs in its present day form, and we want to reward, promote and celebrate that kind of commitment in others working in the difficult climate of today.

Now we’re delighted to say we have reinstated these awards, either virtually, or, as we hope, in some concrete way. After a year like no other, we feel it’s even more important to give the opportunity to show your appreciation of the people who have worked unimaginably hard to deal with the exceptional circumstances. 

Nominations for the 2021 awards are now closed.

Winners in 2019 came from HMP Holme House, HMP Deerbolt, County Durham PCVC, Cleveland Probation Service, and Junction 42. Certificate winners came from prisons, probation services, CRCs, local councils and non-statutory organisations right across the region. 

When will winners be announced?

The winners received a personal engraved award and a cheque, and we also awarded several Highly Commended Certificates. Award and Certificate winners and their proposers were invited to an informal gathering at Durham Cricket, Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street on the afternoon of 22 September 2021 for the presentations, which this year will be made by Bronwen Elphick, regional probation director north east for HMPPS. Details of all the winners HERE.