Joint winners of the John Hawkins Award

The AYM is delighted to announce that for the first time there are joint winners of this years John Hawkins Award for innovative youth justice practice who will share the £500 prize fund.

Following judging by young people from last years winners Bradford YOT, congratulations go to Hampshire YOT for their Therapeutic Wellbeing ​Officers (TWO) project and Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Services, Your Choice Diversion programme.

The John Hawkins Award is made annually by the AYM in the memory of John Hawkins their former Treasurer, AYM Founding Member and Head of East Sussex YOT. Normally the award is presented at the Youth Justice Convention but due to Covid19 restrictions arrangements will be made for AYM Chair Hazel Williamson to virtually present the award to both winners in the near future.

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