The MJS Awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues.
This year we honored Andrew Solomon, author of the landmark book Far From the Tree, with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction. Dr. Solomon joined NCCD, the MJS judges, and award winners in seven categories at the MJS Awards ceremony.
This year's MJS winners are:
- Book: Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption, Nancy Mullane, Clive Priddle, and Brandon Proia, PublicAffairs
- Magazine: "Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons.", Shane Bauer, James West, and Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones
- Newspaper: "Will Juvenile Lifers Get a Second Chance?", Alan Prendergast, Westword
- Radio: "The Cost of Doing Time," Amanda Aronczyk, John Biewen, and Jeremy Skeet, BBC World Service
- TV/Video: "Law and Disorder," Jesse Lava, Robert Greenwald, and Jordan Melograna, Brave New Foundation
- Web: "The Other Death Sentence," James Ridgeway, Mother Jones
The accomplished panel of judges included eminent professionals from the fields of journalism, television, juvenile justice, and philanthropy:
- Sonja Sohn, star of HBO's The Wire and ABC's Body of Proof, and founder of ReWired for Change;
- Daniel Klaidman, national political and White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of Kill or Capture;
- Cory Johnson, Editor, Bloomberg Television;
- Julio Marcial, Program Director, The California Wellness Foundation;
- Liz Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campaign for Youth Justice; and
- Quinn Delaney, founder and President, Akonadi Foundation.
We invite you to make a donation to support the MJS Awards. The MJS Awards ceremony are attended by a wide range of individuals who support NCCD’s mission, including foundation and corporate leaders, business executives, lawyers, government agencies, community-based agencies, and concerned individuals, as well as MJS judges and winners.