The National Council on Crime and Delinquency Announces the 14th Annual PASS Awards Call for Entries

Jul 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Council on Crime and Delinquency

    OAKLAND, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National
 Council on Crime and Delinquency is requesting entries for the 2007 PASS
 Awards (Prevention for a Safer Society). NCCD honors the media's success
 and vital role in illuminating the people and programs that address the
 root causes of crime and that promise to protect our most precious resource
 -- our youth -- against abuse, neglect and involvement in crime.
     We are currently accepting entries for the 2007 calendar year. Complete
 instructions and a printable entry form can be found on our website at The deadline to submit
 entries is December 31st, 2007.
     A critical link in successful policies related to youth and justice and
 child welfare 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, web 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
     NCCD is the nation's oldest independent nonprofit organization working
 to attain responsive and effective criminal justice, juvenile justice and
 child welfare systems. For over 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.

SOURCE National Council on Crime and Delinquency