NCCD welcomed approximately 150 guests from foundations and corporations, the legal community, the tech sector, government agencies, and community-based agencies to the W Hotel in San Francisco on October 2 to honor this year’s Media for a Just Society Award winners. The Media for a Just Society 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’s winners represented the best of social justice journalism in the last year. Audience members got to meet and talk with the winners, as well as learn more about their work. Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction honoree Dr. Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree, spoke about the stigmas faced by families of young people who have committed crimes and made the argument for a justice system—and a society—that sees these young people in a more nuanced way. Guests took home a signed copy of Far From the Tree, a gift from NCCD. Click here to see the photo gallery from the 2013 MJS Awards ceremony.
We are already planning the 2014 Media for a Just Society Awards. Next year’s event promises to be even bigger and better, and we hope you’ll join us. Look for information over the coming year.
Please help us ensure that the Media for a Just Society Awards recognizes the best work on criminal and juvenile justice, child welfare and adult protection. If you hear, read, or see a great article or program, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with nominations you think our judges should know about. We appreciate your help in making the Media for a Just Society Awards inclusive of all perspectives and voices and representative of the very best social justice journalism being created today.
To view our call for entries, or to apply for an MJS award, click here.