National Council on Crime and Delinquency Announces The 2006 PASS Awards
OAKLAND, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is pleased to announce the 2006 winners of its respected PASS Awards (Prevention for a Safer Society). NCCD honors the media's success and vital role in illuminating the people and programs that illuminate the root causes of crime and that promise to protect our most precious resource -- our youth -- against involvement in crime. A critical link in successful policies related to youth and justice is the education of the public. The media is uniquely positioned to be this link, and we gratefully acknowledge their efforts to fulfill that responsibility. Each year the PASS Awards go to media professionals in the fields of print, literature, broadcast media, television, and film in recognition of thoughtful and factual coverage of the issues. Special consideration is given to those stories that highlight solutions to criminal and juvenile justice and child welfare problems. NCCD is the nation's oldest private organization working to attain responsive and effective criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems. For 100 years, NCCD has been committed to promoting criminal justice strategies that are fair, humane, cost-effective, and uncompromising in public safety. The issues that have defined NCCD since its inception are the need for a separate and humane justice system for children, alternatives to incarceration, and the integral connection between social justice and public safety. A list of the 2006 Pass Award recipients is below and also posted at http://www.nccd-crc.org. 2006 PASS Award Winners -- Film IFC Films "Sherrybaby" Laurie Collier -- Literature "Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison " T.J. Parsell Don Weise -- Magazine In These Times "Stunning Revelations" Silja J. A. Talvi Joel Bleifuss Jessica Clark In These Times "No Room in Prison? Ship 'Em Off" Silja J. A. Talvi Joel Bleifuss Jessica Clark -- Newspaper Arkansas Democrat Gazette "Prison Seen as a Powder Keg" Charlie Frago Bob Wigginton Oakland Tribune/Media News Group "Locked Up Potential" Momo Chang Mike Oliver Ray Chaves Gina Halferty Omaha World-Hearld "The Con Game" Karyn Spencer Patuxent Publishing Co. "On His Own" Mary T. Robbins Jeffrey Furticella Angela Bornemann David Sturm Phoenix New Times "Teenage Wasteland" Amy Silverman The Roanoke Times "Online Predators" Megan Schnabel Laurence Hammack Lindsey Mair Reed Williams Mike Allen Amanda Codispoti Andrew Svec The Sacramento Bee "CAR Crime" Phillip Reese Santa Barbara News-Press "Combating Crime" Dawn Hobbs Mike Eliason SF Weekly "Get Out of Jail Free" A.C. Thompson Star Tribune "Rethinking Juvenile Justice" David Chanen David Shaffer Richard Tsong-Taatarii Rene Sanchez Westword "All Grown Up" Jessica Centers -- Television/Video California Connected "Family Matters" Bret Marcus Angela Shelley Michael Bloecher Justine Schmidt California Connected "The Predator Next Door" Bret Marcus Coll Metcalfe Lisa McRee Michael Bloecher Justine Schmidt Center for Investigative Reporting "Nuestra Familia, Our Family" Oriana Zill de Granados Julia Reynolds David Ritsher George Sanchez Law and Order: Special Victims Unit "Fat" Neal Baer Dawn DeNoon Jonathan Greene Amanda Green Patrick Harbinson Tied to the Tracks Films/MSNBC "Beyond Conviction" Rachel Libert -- Web ESPN.com "Outrageous Injustice" Wright Thompson Jay Lovinger Kevin Jackson Cynthia Faulkner Women's eNews "Out of Jail, Mothers Struggle to Reclaim Children" Angeli Rasbury -- Special Award For presenting a sophisticated and textured look at the dynamics of urban crime, especially its impact on children HBO "The Wire" David Simon Edward Burns Nina Kostroff Noble Joe Chappelle Karen Thorson Eric Overmyer
SOURCE National Council on Crime and Delinquency
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