Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) case manager, Aaron McCabe is one of only 43 nominees, out of over 300 nominations, who have been shortlisted for a Butler Trust Award 2017-18.
As a former service user, Aaron has a great deal of empathy and understanding for those managed by probation. He is also a role model for those who want to turn their lives around.
Aaron joined the HIOW CRC in March 2015 as a health trainer. During his first year, he helped to support a case load of 185 service users who needed help with making and attending appointments or a new focus on a healthier lifestyle. Aaron is professional, compassionate and enthusiastic in his work. He quickly integrated into the team at the CRC and his work as a health trainer was appreciated by case managers who could see the difference it made to their cases.
Progression from health trainer to case manager took just 20 months for Aaron who works with service users across Southampton. He also runs a ‘Dad’s group’ aimed at helping men on probation to strengthen their relationships with their children which in turn provides a reason to avoid repeat offending.
Kim Thornden-Edwards, HIOW CRC’s chief executive, said: “I am thrilled that Aaron has been shortlisted for a Butler Trust Award. His positivity and commitment to inspiring others is infectious.”
In addition to being shortlisted for a Butler Trust, Aaron is the National Probation Award 2017 winner in the fairness, decency and respect category.
About the Butler Trust
The Butler Trust recognises, celebrates, develops and disseminates outstanding work and best practice across UK prisons, probation and youth justice.
The Trust is a registered charity, set up in 1985 and named after reforming former Home Secretary, ‘RAB’ Butler.