Justice in the Community Awards 2015/16

14 Jan 2016 Shauna O'Neill    Last updated: 14 Jan 2016

Justice in the Community Awards Launch Photo

Justice Minister David Ford has launched the annual “Justice in the Community” Awards and invites nominations from across Northern Ireland.

Undoubtedly a highlight in the criminal justice calendar the awards seek to recognise inspiring individuals and projects that are making a difference in supporting the delivery of justice. Individuals or teams who have made an out-standing contribution to building a better and safer community. These people often work behind the scenes, out of the spotlight, making a difference for the communities where they live.

The awards are open to individuals or groups from across Northern Ireland working within the voluntary, community or statutory sectors.

There is a top prize of £1,000 worth of equipment or services for the overall winner to use towards their respective project. A number of Highly Commended Awards will also be made.

If you know someone or a group of people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping to promote justice why not nominate them. Nomination forms can be downloaded here..

Completed nomination forms should be returned to [email protected] or by post to: - Justice in the Community Awards, Department of Justice, Massey House, Stormont Estate, Belfast, BT4 3SX.

This years nominations will be judged by an Independent panel comprising: Brendan McGuigan (Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice), Una McKernan (Deputy Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) and Jim Smith (Project Manager for the Thinking Cup Café and Book Reserve social enterprise initiative).

Nominees will be invited to an awards ceremony at Parliament Buildings on 2 March 2016 when the winners will be announced.

The closing date for nominations is 1 February 2016.

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by Shauna O'Neill

Information Officer

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