Butler Trust

Promoting excellence in UK prisons, probation and youth justice
  1. The 2019-20 Butler Trust Award Winners and Commendees have just been announced. The Awards once again reflect some of the best – and often very moving – examples of the dedication, skill, and creativity found throughout the criminal justice system. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of the Trust, will present our Winners with […]
  2. 2019 saw lots happening at The Butler Trust – and 2020 will bring more… After the traditional New Year’s announcement of our 2018-2019 winners, in March our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, presented the Awards and Commendations at the annual Award Ceremony, which was held in St. James’s Palace. The Princess also made a […]
  3. After a summer spent reviewing and rating the 335 nominations received for this year’s Award Scheme, our volunteer Sifting Panel met at the end of September to agree the shortlist to go through to the final stage of judging for the 2019-20 Butler Trust Awards. The standard was as high as ever and the decision-making […]
  4. The Butler Trust is pleased to announce the publication of the overall findings, and updated detailed reports on each jail, from Simon Shepherd’s tour of all 102 closed adult prisons in England & Wales, in a free downloadable e-book and online at The Good Book of Prisons. After thirty years in the criminal justice sector, […]
  5. Hundreds of nominations for the 35th Annual Butler Trust Awards have now arrived (with the usual deadline rush!). As always, they shine a light on the impressive work everyone in the sector knows about – but which the wider public rarely gets to see. This year the Trust is pleased to see some wider and […]