Butler Trust Commendation awarded to CROPT Chair
28th March 2011
The Reverend Canon Dr. David Peacock, former Chair of Cumbria Probation Board has received a Butler Trust Commendation for his role in setting up Cumbria Reducing Offending Partnership Trust (CROPT).
CROPT is a charitable organisation which seeks to encourage and enable community volunteers across Cumbria to engage in the support and rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders. The prestigious Butler Trust Commendation was presented to him by the Butler Trust’s Royal Patron, the Princess Royal during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 15 March 2011.
Each year the Butler Trust makes a number of awards to individuals and groups who have made innovative and original contributions in areas relating to the Prison Service, the Youth Offending Service and Probation.
Chief Executive of Cumbria Probation Trust, Annette Hennessy was delighted that David Peacock was awarded a Butler Trust Commendation. “The idea for the CROPT project was first explored in 2005 and has been led by David Peacock who has devoted a great deal of time and energy to ensure it has solid foundations. It is now well established with a number of successful projects, involving the third sector, contributing to work with offenders to reduce their risk of re-offending. CROPT works closely with both Cumbria Probation Trust and HMP Haverigg and across the full range of CROPT projects, there is involvement of some 40 volunteers.”
The work of CROPT is generously supported by the Northern Rock Foundation, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Cumbria Probation Trust and Cumbria Methodist District. CROPT is also pleased to work in partnership with a range of other charitable organisations across the county, including the Brathay Trust, the Ruskin Foundation, The Royal British Legion, Cumbria Action for Social Support (CASS) and Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS).
Further information about CROPT can be obtained from the CROPT website on the link below or by contacting Helen Storey, CROPT Project Development Officer on telephone 07817 410421 or by email email@example.com