The National Council on Crime and Delinquency Announces: The 15th Annual PASS Awards Call for Entries

Nov 17, 2008, 15:08 ET from National Council on Crime and Delinquency

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Crime and Delinquency is requesting entries for the 2008 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 2008 calendar year. Complete instructions and a printable entry form can be found on our website at The deadline to submit entries is December 31st, 2008.

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.

SOURCE National Council on Crime and Delinquency