The 2020 Jail, Juvenile Justice Programs, Partners, Re-Entry and CJAB nomination submission opportunity is now open.
County jails, juvenile justice programs, partners who assist our county criminal justice efforts and re-entry projects are honored each year for their work in this area. The awards program is conducted by the Committee on County Criminal Justice Systems for the 21st Century, and is sponsored by CCAP, Pennsylvania County Corrections Association, along with the PA Prison Wardens Association, Pennsylvania Partnership for Juvenile Services, and CCAP Insurance Programs. PA Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel is a founding member of the awards program.
The goal of the awards program is to recognize and acknowledge actual practices known to be in existence in Pennsylvania. Through this program the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and the committee hopes to encourage more counties to adopt best practices. The focus of the award is to recognize centers that have implemented best practices such as successful re-entry initiatives, prevention programs, development of effective linkages with community programming in behavioral health programs, and other successful re-entry initiatives.
County jails and juvenile justice programs that have previously submitted an entry are urged to resubmit, even if they were awarded in prior years.
The deadline for submitting entries has been extended until February 21, 2020. Anyone needing assistance is urged to contact staff liaison Brinda Penyak at email@example.com or at 717-736-4737.
Instructions for each award catetgory are listed below. Entries from prior years can be found in the archives below as well.