The Criminal Justice Council Seeking Nominations for the Inaugural Beau Biden Award for Outstanding Criminal Justice Program

WILMINGTON, Del. – At a 2016 meeting of the Criminal Justice Council, the membership voted to introduce an annual “Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award” to one of its programs that merits recognition for providing effective services to address criminal justice issues in their communities. Known for his dedication to serving others, this award has been named in honor of Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, Delaware’s former Attorney General.

The CJC is seeking nominations from the community, current and recent-past subgrantees. Agencies are invited  to nominate a program(s)  that exemplifies excellence in improving the criminal justice system or provides effective services to those in need in our communities.

The Nomination Form and selection criteria are available on the CJC’s website.

Applicants are asked to provide a brief description of their program, how it may work in collaboration with other programs to achieve their goals, the most significant achievement of the program and other facts that will help the award committee in making their determination.

An Award Selection Committee will give particular consideration to those programs that are innovative and demonstrate positive results.

The selected program will be notified in the late Fall of 2016.