The Juvenile Court Judges' Commission is now accepting award nominations in eight professional award categories as described below. All nominations must be submitted via email no later than Monday, August 15, 2022. Award winners will be recognized during the Annual Awards Banquet at the 2022 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers.
Juvenile Probation Supervisor of the Year
– an individual who supervises probation officers, but who is not a Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, as of the date of the nomination email submission. This category includes Deputy Chiefs, Assistant Directors, Supervisors, Coordinators, and other positions functioning in a similar capacity that supervise Juvenile Probation Officers.
Juvenile Probation Officer of the Year
– an individual who is employed as a Juvenile Probation Officer, but who is not a Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Deputy Chief or Juvenile Probation Supervisor, as of the date of the nomination email submission.
Residential Program of the Year
– any public or private sector program serving alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth in a residential setting. This includes foster homes, group homes, residential treatment programs, general childcare facilities, shelter care facilities, detention centers, independent living programs, and other programs providing out-of-home, overnight care to children. Award Winners prior to 2017 are eligible for nomination.
2022 Community Based Program Nomination Form
– any public or private sector program, not operated by the court, which provides community based, non-residential services to alleged and/or adjudicated delinquent youth including, but not limited to, day treatment programs, in-home services, Boys and Girls Clubs, Education Services, and out-patient services.
Meritorious Service Award
– a volunteer committed to furthering the development of at-risk, alleged and/or delinquent youth (Examples of volunteer work may include youth aid panels, youth commissions, anti-violence programs, school-based programs, diversionary programs, mentoring programs, faith-based programs, community centers or other similar programming).
Juvenile Court Support Service Award
– Individuals eligible to receive this award include those persons who provide clerical, secretarial, fiscal specialist, management, information technology, quality assurance, or other support services to the juvenile court. This includes receptionists, secretaries, clerk/typists, information technology specialists, quality assurance specialists, office managers and others functioning in a similar support capacity. Juvenile Probation Officers are not eligible for this award.
Victim Advocate of the Year
– an individual who works on behalf of crime victims in a district attorney’s office, juvenile probation department, or in a community-based agency. This individual does not need to be in a position that is entirely dedicated to victims of juvenile crime, but it should be a significant part of their position.
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions that were not selected as previous winners may be resubmitted for reconsideration in the same category.
All Professional Award Nomination Forms
are Due by Monday, August 15th, 2022
The Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission is now accepting nomination submissions for the Creative Expression Contest and the Outstanding Achievement Award as described below. All youth award nominations must be postmarked no later than Monday, August 15, 2022. Youth award winners will be honored during the Youth Awards Program at the 2022 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers. The theme for this year’s Youth Awards Program is “Unfiltered: See Me, I Am Enough.”
In an effort to recognize the expanding and creative artistic talent of youth, the Creative Expression Contest will once again include either a Written, Poster, or Video entry in two age categories, fifteen (15) and under and sixteen (16) and over.
The Outstanding Achievement Contest consists of a narrative description of a youth’s outstanding qualities of community service, victim reparation, academic accomplishments, citizenship, attitude, extra-curricular activities, peer relationships and positive changes in behavior, submitted by a counselor, teacher, or juvenile probation officer.
All Youth Award Nominations Must Be Postmarked
no later than August 15th, 2022.
James E. Anderson Juvenile Justice
Youth Scholarship Award
The James E. Anderson Juvenile Justice Youth Scholarship Award is presented to a person who is currently, or at some point in the past, involved in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system, has demonstrated remarkable resiliency and exceptional accomplishments, and is currently attending college or an approved post-secondary institution of higher learning, or who will be enrolled for the fall 2022 semester. All nominations for the James E. Anderson Scholarship Award must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2022.
2022 James E Anderson JJ Youth Scholarship Award Nomination Form
For awards questions, please contact
Angel Stewart at email@example.com
or Keysla Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.