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Award Ceremony at the Annual Meeting

At the 2023 Annual Meeting in Denver, the CJS Curtin-Maleng Minister of Justice Award was presented to Andrew H. Warren, State Attorney, Florida 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County (co-recipent Erek Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, could not attend). With him are, from left, chair-elect Sidney Butcher, incoming chair Tina Luongo, outgoing chair Justin Bingham, and former chair Morris “Sandy” Weinberg.

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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CJS Award Winners

The 2022 Raeder-Taslitz Award winner Mark E. Wojcik (right on the photo), Professor at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School, Editor of The State of Criminal Justice, with CJS Chair Justin Bingham at the 2022 CJS Fall Meeting in DC. Awards presented at the 2023 Spring Meeting: The Charles English Award -- Ellen C. Yaroshefsky, Professor at the Hofstra University School of Law; Frank Carrington Crime Victim Attorney Award -- Seema Gajwani, Chief, Restorative Justice Program Section, DC Attorney General's Office; Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award – Dr. Aleksandra Chauhan, Juvenile Defender Advocate, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense.

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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