We are currently accepting entries for the 2008 calendar year. Complete instructions and a printable entry form can be found on our website at http://www.nccd-crc.org/nccd/pdf/pass_call_2008.pdf. The deadline to submit entries is
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 problems.
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. http://www.nccd-crc.org/
SOURCE National Council on Crime and Delinquency