CYCJ advisor honoured at Butler Trust Awards

Brian McClafferty, Practice Development Advisor with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), received a Butler Trust commendation for his longstanding contribution to Scotland’s youth justice sector.

HRH The Princess Royal presented Brian with his commendation during the ceremony at St James Palace in London, on March 9.

The Butler Trust Awards, now in their 32nd year, celebrate outstanding dedication, skill and creativity by those working in correctional settings across the UK.

The Chair of the Awarding Panel, Sir Michael Harrison, said: “Brian brings three decades of high impact work in the criminal justice sector to his work as a Practice Development Advisor with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice. He’s not only helped improve the approach to young offenders in Dumfries and Galloway, but he’s also turned what colleagues call his ‘tireless’, ‘relentless’ and ‘endless’ energies to making a national impact on youth justice across Scotland.”

Claire Lightowler, Director of CYCJ, said: We are delighted that Brian has had his years of hard work and passion for improving youth justice services recognised.  It is particularly fitting, given that he will retire from his role at CYCJ this year. Brian has been an important part of CYCJ, both as an Associate and as a valued member of the team. This accolade is thoroughly deserved.”

In 2016, Dr Lorraine Johnstone, consultant clinical and forensic psychologist with CYCJ’s IVY Project, was awarded a Butler Trust Award for her work with vulnerable young people.

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