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Additional 2023 Awards Recipients Announced

Charles English Award -- Leila Sadat, Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University; Raeder-Taslitz Award –- Deborah Denno, Professor of Law at Fordham Law School; Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award -– Anthony DeMarco, founder of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts; Frank Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award -– Gerald (Jerry) Gardner, Director of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. These awards will be presented at the CJS Spring Meeting in 2024.

2023 Minister of Justice Award

At the 2023 CJS Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, the Curtin-Maleng Minister of Justice Award was presented to Monique H. Worrell, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court for Florida. With her are CJS Chair Tina Luongo (right) and Vice Chair Elizabeth Kelley. Co-recipient Kristine Hamann, founder of Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence, will be accepting the award at the CJS Spring Meeting in 2024.

2023 Krieger Award

At the 2023 CJS Fall Meeting in Washington, DC, the Albert J. Krieger Champion of Liberty Award was presented to Derwyn Bunton, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s chief legal officer. With him are, from left, Vice Chair Elizabeth Kelley, Chair Tina Luongo and Chair-Elect Sidney Butcher.

The Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition Winner

The 2023 Winner: Nina-Simone Edwards, Georgetown University Law Center. Submission title: "Security as a Superstition; the Constitution as a Potential Ritual”

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The Charles R. English Award

For judges, prosecutors, the defense bar, academics, and other attorneys who are members of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and have distinguished themselves by their work in the field of criminal justice.

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The Frank Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award

Awardees are attorneys or legal service providers (including organizations) who have either directly represented specific victims in criminal, juvenile, or appellate courts or who have worked to promote or implement policies to improve the treatment of crime victims in the criminal justice system.

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The Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award

For an active member of the bar who devotes a significant portion of his or her legal practice to youth and children, and is making positive contributions to the field both in and outside the courtroom.

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The Curtin-Maleng Minister of Justice Award

The award is bestowed on a prosecutor who embodies the principles enunciated in the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice, Prosecution Function, particularly that “the Duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.” Originally known as the Norm Maleng award, it was renamed the Curtin-Maleng Award in 2021.

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The Raeder-Taslitz Award

This award is given to a law professor whose excellence in scholarship, teaching or community service has made a significant contribution to promoting public understanding of criminal justice, justice and fairness in the criminal justice system, or best practices on the part of lawyers and judges.

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The Albert J. Krieger Champion of Liberty Award

This award recognizes defense attorneys who embody the principles enunciated in the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice, Defense Function.

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