The Media for a Just Society (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.
Education of the public is a critical link in the adoption of successful policies related to these issues. The media are uniquely positioned to be this link, and we gratefully acknowledge their efforts to fulfill that responsibility.
NCCD is seeking stories that illustrate current realities or the promise of reform, especially those that help people understand the complex issues surrounding the nation’s social systems.
This year the MJS Awards will honor Andrew Solomon, author of the landmark book Far From the Tree, with the Distinguished Achievement Award in Nonfiction. Mr. Solomon will join NCCD, the MJS judges, and award winners in seven categories at the MJS Awards ceremony.
Please visit our event page for more info about the ceremony. If you would like to support the MJS Awards, please purchase tickets to this year's ceremony, become a sponsor, or if you are unable to attend the event, make a donation.
The accomplished panel of judges includes eminent professionals from the fields of journalism, television, juvenile justice, and philanthropy:
Click here for a list of the 2013 finalists and links to their work. The winner in each category will be recognized at an awards ceremony in San Francisco, CA, in October 2013.
The ceremony will be 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 many of the MJS judges and winners.