NCCD Announces 2019 Award Winners

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NCCD Announces 2019 Award Winners

December 19, 2019 | by NCCD

Raised in the System
NCCD is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award and Media for a Just Society Awards—given annually to recognize meaningful insight into reforming US social systems.
 

This year’s Distinguished Achievement Award winner is Michael Kenneth Williams (pictured) and Vice Media for “Raised in the System,” an episode of HBO’s docuseries Vice. Williams served as both executive producer and host of the episode, which illustrates the multigenerational impacts of mass incarceration through personal conversations with young people convicted of violent crimes. More about the episode and why our panel of distinguished guest judges chose it for the Distinguished Achievement Award can be read here.

Michael K. WilliamsThe Distinguished Achievement Award is part of the Media for a Just Society Awards, NCCD’s national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. We seek stories that illustrate current realities or the promise of reform, especially those that help people understand the complex issues surrounding our social systems. 

The Media for a Just Society Awards are given in the categories of book, film, print/online journalism, radio, television/video, and youth media. This year’s winners are:
  

hintonBOOK

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Anthony Ray Hinton
St. Martin’s Press

 
  

DawnlandFILM

Dawnland
Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip
Upstander Project
  
 
  

CultivatingJOURNALISM

“Cultivating a Community”
James E. Causey and Angela Peterson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
   

CaughtRADIO (TIE)

Caught: The Lives of Juvenile Justice
Kai Wright
WNYC Studios

 
 

SerialRADIO (TIE)

Serial Season 3
Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi
Serial Productions

 

 

JJ reformTV/VIDEO

Juvenile Justice Reform in Virginia
Nicholas Pollock
The Atlantic

 
 

Teen VogueYOUTH MEDIA

“America’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing Young People Like Me. Clean Slate Laws Are the Answer”
Peter Rezk
Teen Vogue
  

 
Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!