OAKLAND, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is pleased to announce the 2007 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 list of the 2007 PASS Award recipients is posted on our website at http://www.nccd-crc.org/nccd/n_more_pass.html. We are currently accepting entries for the 2008 calendar year. Complete instructions and a printable entry form can also be found on the PASS Awards page of our website. 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. For more information on NCCD, please visit our website at http://www.nccd-crc.org.
SOURCE National Council on Crime and Delinquency