Community justice awards
Congratulations to the winners of the Department of Justice Community Justice Awards 2016.
Paul McCartney of First Housing Aid and Support Services in Derry was named Justice Champion 2016 in recognition of his work for the most vulnerable and marginalised. He received £1,000 which will be used for his project to benefit the local community.
Paul McCartney is the Night Support Services Manager with First Housing Aid & Support Services, Derry who regularly works with street drinkers and rough sleepers in the northwest.On a daily and nightly basis Paul and his team patrol the streets to ensure that the most vulnerable have shelter and food, effectively providing these individuals with an alternative to continuing to drink or remain on the streets where both they and members of the public are at risk of anti-social behaviour.
Other 'highly commended' award winners were: NIACRO RESET Mentoring Team; Elaine Morrow, volunteer with the Youth Justice Agency; Danny Corr, Zanshin Karate Jutsu DoJo; Billy O’Flaherty, Carniny Amateur Football Club; Lorna Brown, Grainne Richards & Vicki Kearney, Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid; Constable Mark McGaritty, Police Service of Northern Ireland; Rory Doherty, Quaker Services; Mary Hogg, Cookstown Street Angels.
The Law Centre was very pleased to have been nominated for an award for its anti-trafficking work.
More information on DoJ's website