Government of Alberta has announced that nominations are being accepted for 2014 Alberta Community Justice Awards until Feb. 7 to enable recognition of leaders who contribute to strengthening of safety and security in their communities.
“We invite you to help recognize people in your communities who go the extra mile to prevent and address crime in Alberta neighbourhoods by nominating them for this prestigious award,“ said a press release by the Ministry of Justice.
“Jonathan Denis, the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, encourages you to nominate a local leader,” it said.
Beth Reitz of Ponoka was last year one of the recipients of the award.
The statement said Reitz was deemed worthy of the award for taking on “a number of leadership roles in various local organizations which encourage positive and healthy choices by youth.”
According to the press release, the awards are meant to honour individuals, youth, crime prevention organizations, victim services, restorative justice organizations and police.
To nominate a person, business or group application forms which are available on line must be submitted by noon on February 7, 2014.
Selection criteria include leadership – demonstrating exceptional leadership ability in the area of local concern; innovation – demonstrating innovative solutions or approaches in their work; service enhancement – taking deliberate and logical steps to enhance the services they currently provide; community mobilization – effectively mobilizing the broader community to address issues of local concern and partnerships and collaboration – building connections and effective partnerships with agencies and parallel organizations in the community.