Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards
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Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards
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- Award Criteria
- Selection Process
- Informational Webinar
- Nominate a Program
- Application Deadline
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Each year at the National Forum on Criminal Justice, NCJA honors five outstanding criminal justice programs that merit recognition for providing effective services to address crime-related issues in their communities. We are particularly interested in programs that are innovative and can document concrete results.
A panel of criminal justice experts from across the country will select five award winners, one from the Northeast, the South, the Midwest and the West and one tribal program.
Programs will be evaluated on the following dimensions:
• Does the program address an important criminal justice issue?
• Does the program demonstrate collaboration among criminal justice and allied agencies or disciplines?
• Can the program provide quantitative evidence of its effectiveness in accomplishing program goals?
• Does the program leverage federal, state, local or other non-governmental funds and resources?
• Can the program be easily replicated in other jurisdictions?
An information webinar for potential applicants was hosted on March 4. During this webinar National Criminal Justice Association Executive Director Cabell Cropper discussed the elements that go into a submitting a successful Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award application package. He outlined what the evaluators look for in a winning program and what information can and should be included for your nomination materials. Using examples from previous winners, he will also discuss what makes a program stand apart from the other applicants. Participants also had the opportunity to ask questions.
Nominate a Program
The application consists of three parts: (1) a program questionnaire; (2) supplemental materials; and (3) the signature page.
You may nominate multiple programs. Please use only one application per program.
All applications must be signed by the administrator of your state's criminal justice agency (SAA) and the program director. Nominations without these signatures will not be considered. Use the State Profiles Map to find contact your SAA.
Nomination forms may be submitted online, or by mail, email, or fax (see instructions below).
Submit a Nomination Form Online
Click here to submit your nomination online. Please review all instructions carefully before completing the form. You will not be able to save responses prior to submitting the form.
Submit a Nomination Form by Mail, Email or Fax
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