Updated: Dec 20, 2022
Liverpool City Region Receptionist, Lisa Mockridge, Wins 'Highly Commended' National Award Honours At The Inspire Justice Award
The expert panel of Judges awarded Lisa the prize for going above and beyond to ensure offenders that she greets on the front desk were looked after and cared for.
It’s the first time I’ve been to something like this and for people working in the background it’s nice to be recognised for your hard work.' - Lisa Mockridge.
Lisa offers visitors breakfast if they have an early appointment and goes out of her way to help people in need, giving out personal hygiene supplies to those who are struggling to afford them.
In recent months, Lisa has also started a Food Bank at the PDU to support people on probation visiting the centre.
Lisa won the the 'Highly Commended' Award in the Probation Staff Member of the Year category, which earned Lisa her own trophy to take home.
Probation Staff Member of the Year – Sponsored By UNISON:
Winner: Julie Tidd, Case Administrator, West Midlands Probation Service.
Highly Commended: Lisa Mockridge, Receptionist, North Liverpool PDU.
Reacting to the news of her win at the glittering Awards Ceremony in Birmingham Lisa, said: 'To be nominated was nice in itself but to be highly commended for something you day to day is really nice. It’s the first time I’ve been to something like this and for people working in the background it’s nice to be recognised for your hard work.'
HMPPS Business Manager Julie Mathison, added: 'Lisa has such a positive attitude every day. I have been in post at Lisa’s Business Manager since January 2022, and not one day has gone by where I have not seen Lisa helping or supporting either an offender or a staff member. This is just part of Lisa’s amazing personality!'
Skills for Justice, a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable workforce across the UK’s Justice, Fire and Rescue, Local Government and Armed Forces sectors.
Established in 2004 as the Sector Skills Council for the UK justice sector, Skills for Justice work to inform policy and industry standards, whilst focusing on the improvement of service delivery across all the sectors they operate in.
The Inspire Justice Awards are supported by UNISON, the Serve & Protect Credit Union, SFJ Awards, National Association of Probation Officers (NAPO) and Policing Insight/Policing TV. The Inspire Justice Awards celebrates and shines a light on the wider justice workforce that keeps the criminal justice system running smoothly.
The Inspire Justice Awards was sponsored by UNISON, Serve & Protect CU, Napo, SFJ Awards and Policing Insight.