IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers authorizes a Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award, to be conferred according to the following guidelines.
The NACDL Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award will recognize an individual or group whose exceptional efforts have led to positive changes to reform a state criminal justice system.
The award shall be presented annually at the State Criminal Justice Network Conference or at such other time as determined by the State Legislative Affairs Committee chairs.
Nominations may be made by any state affiliate, advocacy group or individual or NACDL’s state legislative affairs director and shall be submitted in accordance with the guidelines and deadline and include such information as determined by the State Legislative Affairs Committee chairs.
Nominations shall be sought through advertising in The Champion, the NACDL website, requests for nominations from the state affiliates and other national and local organizations that focus on criminal justice reform, and other appropriate outlets.
Eligibility and Selection
The recipient shall be selected by the members of the NACDL State Legislative Affairs Committee.
It is not necessary that the nominee be a lawyer; non-lawyer advocates and reformers will be considered. The Chair and Vice Chair of the State Legislative Affairs Committee are not eligible to receive this award but may submit nominations.
San Antonio, Texas