Are you a probation or community justice practitioner interested in leading your own research project? Can you add value to the understanding of what makes for effective probation work?
The Probation Institute is pleased to launch the Sir Graham Smith Award 2015, supporting up to four successful candidates to complete practice based research that contributes to probation knowledge and expertise.
The Sir Graham Smith Award was established in 2002 in recognition of the late Sir Graham Smith’s influential leadership in the Probation Service and particularly to his contribution to the development of evidence based practice.
For the 2015 Award, the Probation Institute is offering its administrative and promotional support. A key strand of the Probation Institute developing as a Centre of Excellence is to encourage greater involvement of practitioners in the evaluation of probation work, an objective to which the Sir Graham Smith Award would make a contribution.
You can find more information on the Award, including the selection criteria, process and structure of undertaking the research here:
All those interested in applying should download and complete the application form above, and send it back to the Probation Institute either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Probation Institute, 2 Langley Lane, London, SW8 1GB. Completed forms should be returned to us by the 10 April 2015.
Last year’s Sir Graham Smith Award was administered by the Probation Chiefs Association, and you can download the published practitioner research reports from Shelly-Ann McDermott and Andrea MacDonald here