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Rewarding the best in prisoner reintegration.

We believe that returning citizens deserve the very best chance for a fresh start after they have served the time for their crime.

The Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Re-Integration was established by members of Lord Corbett’s family in conjunction with the Prison Reform Trust. It is now administered by The Corbett Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise.

The judging has been done. The winners were selected from applications of such high calibre it engendered much discussion among our judges. Finally our three winners were chosen in the categories Winner, High Commended and Commended and we are excited to introduce them – soon.

Watch this space!

We believe that returning citizens deserve the very best chance for a fresh start after they have served the time for their crime.

The Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Re-Integration was established in 2013 by members of Lord Corbett’s family in conjunction with the Prison Reform Trust. It is now administered by The Corbett Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise. (Company number 11846765)

Our judges had a real dilemma because this was possibly the highest standard since the Award started nine years ago in honour of my husband’s legacy in prison reform. For 10 years until his death in 2012, he was Chair of the All Party Penal Affairs Group.

At the judging session there was no doubt about the winner who scored the highest points but two charities could not be separated. Judges, who include the Director of the Prison Reform and President of the Prison Governors Association, decided on two Highly Commended winners, both doing different work and helping many returning citizens.

Meet the 2022 Winners on the Winners page

Finally they made the decision and you can meet the three – Winner and Highly Commended – on the Winners page

2023 Awards Applications open: 6th February 2023 Closing date: 28th April 2023 Judging: by 12th May 2023 Winners announced: 14 June 2023

Applications open: 1st March 2022

Closing date: 20th May 2022

Judging: first week June 2022

Winners announced: mid June 2022

Presentation in House of Lords: ahead of the All Party Penal Affairs Group meeting

We believe that returning citizens deserve the very best chance for a fresh start after they have served the time for their crime.

The Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Re-Integration was established by members of Lord Corbett’s family in conjunction with the Prison Reform Trust. It is now administered by The Corbett Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Applications for the 2020 Robin Corbett Award are now open!
Learn more about the Awards and start you application today by clicking on the button below.

Closing Date: 18th December 2020

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Proudly sponsored by the Chrysalis Foundation and St Modwen Homes, the prize fund of £10,000 is shared between 3 charities who support re-integration in local communities for returning citizens. Presentation of the Awards is usually at the House of Lords and winners are our guests at tea in Peers Dining Room, then a tour of the House of Lords before going to the Presentation ceremony.

Winners of the 2022 Awards: see who they are HERE.

Alongside this Award we have also launched the Robin Corbett Award Growth Fund,, which donates up to £10,000 to charities who have core funding but struggle with day to day expenses. The number of recipients will be determined by our success at fund raising!

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THE MAN BEHIND THE AWARD

As an MP, Robin Corbett’s Private Member’s Bill guaranteed lifetime anonymity for victims of rape in courts and the media. He was also the respected former Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee and, as Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, was for 10 years until his death in February 2012, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Penal Affairs Group.

The Award was inaugurated at a celebration of Robin’s life in June 2012. The first Award was presented a year later at the House of Lords.

The Corbett family are proud to continue his legacy:

“Prison isn’t full of bad people. It’s full of people who’ve done bad things and most need a second chance to change their lives.” – Robin Corbett

2021 winners

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“ Education and rehabilitation - for which Robin Corbett campaigned so vigorously during his ten years as chair of the All-Party Prison Reform Group - are the only ways to give offenders the chance of changing their lives.”

Cherie Blair
QC

“The Award is an important part of the creation of high quality rehabilitative opportunities for prisoners. Small scale, local projects provide a vital gateway back to normal, daily life, and help prisoners to resist further offending”

Lord Carlile of Berriew
CBE QC

“This award honours the wonderful life work of Robin Corbett who wanted education to be a new beginning for prisoners and a pathway to a lifetime of self respect and opportunity.”

Baroness Crawley
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For more information on the Robin Corbett Award or the Growth Fund, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

Help us carry on Lord Corbett’s legacy by reaching our goal of raising £50,000 in 2023, by donating today. Every penny helps. Thank you!

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