MCJA ANNUAL AWARDS
Student paper awards recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate student research. Eligibility is limited to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at the time of the annual conference in September. Papers written with faculty are not eligible for this award.
Students should submit their entries each year by August 1st. To learn more about the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition, please click here.
Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the poster competition at the annual conference. Entries are limited to students who are first author on the poster (though faculty may co-author).
To learn more about the Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Competition, please click here. When submitting the abstract for the annual conference, please indicate your desire to be included in the competition.
The Tom Castellano Award honors sustained and outstanding service to the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association. The award was created to pay tribute to Dr. Castellano’s dedication to social justice, and particularly his role as an advocate for restorative justice in the criminal justice system. He was a strong supporter for service learning, and for his students to understand the realities and challenges of the criminal justice system. Click here for more information.
To nominate someone for the Tom Castellano Award, please submit a letter of nomination highlighting their qualifications and service to the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Nomination for Tom Castellano" annually by July 15th,
The practitioner award recognizes innovative and excellent practitioners in the criminal justice system who make a positive impact on the criminal justice system, including innovative research or policy implementation, active engagement with legislation, involvement with program operations, or other service to the field.
Letters of nomination should be submitted annually by July 15th. To learn more about the MCJA Practitioner Award, please click here.