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As you may have read in mainstream media the Justice Awards were held last night, full details and the winners and finalists can be read here.

http://justiceawards.cjsonline.gov.uk/ Was asked to post this a couple of weeks ago, but overdue maintenace meant wasn't possible, but whilst a bit delayed and after the event its still deserving of a shout up

Crime-fighting dancer in final

Soul-Source member and scene regular Paul Sadot was recently nominated for a prestigious award for his work in the community.

A DANCE guru who steers vulnerable youngsters away from a life of crime is in the running for a top award.

Paul Sadot, the inspirational artistic director of Cambridge-based collective Dance Offensive, is one of six Cambridgeshire entries shortlisted for the Justice Awards.

This is a national campaign which recognises workers and volunteers who have gone the extra mile to deliver justice for families andcommunities.

Mr Sadot, a master of Capoeira - a Brazilian art form which combines dance, play and ritualised fighting - has been named one of the top 10 finalists in the Tackling Youth Crime category.

He devotes much of his time to sharing his skills and engaging inprevention work with disadvantaged youngsters, and runs 15 hours of free classes each week, plus school projects and after-school clubs.

Earlier this year the collective represented the city at Breakin Convention's Future Elements platform at Sadler's Wells and the Cultural Olympiad Summit.

Next year it will premiere its professional touring show, Olga, a full-length theatre piece dealing with the issue of intergenerational conflict.

Mr Sadot was nominated by Tali Iserles, of the Cambridgeshire Criminal Justice Board, who watched Dance Offensive perform at a community event.

She said: "I was almost as impressed by the professional and positive attitude of the group as by their gravity-defying performances.

"Their hip-hop workshops were also a massive hit and not just among young people$- police and politicians also joined in the fun."

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