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Outstanding Criminal Justice Programs Awards
The 2016 nominations period is now closed. Thank you for your submissions. Award winners will be announced at the 2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice.
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- Award Criteria
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- Informational Webinar
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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?
NCJA hosted an informational webinar on for potential applicants in February, 2016. In this webinar, NCJA’s Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Awards: Tips and Tricks for Success, Executive Director Cabell Cropper discusses the elements that go into a submitting a successful Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award application package, and outlines 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 also discusses 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.
Applicants 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. Contact information for your state administrator can be found on the State Profiles Map.
Nomination forms may be submitted online, or by mail, email, or fax.
Nominations for the 2016 OCJP awards are now closed. Award winners will be announced at the 2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice, to be held in August in Philadelphia, PA.
For further assistance, contact:
NCJA Director of Communications
720 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone (202) 448 - 1713
Fax (202) 448 - 1723
If you have questions or require more information, please contact Bethany Broida, NCJA Director of Communications, at (202) 448-1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.