A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.
ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Each year the Crime Commission honors individuals for their leadership and service in the criminal justice field through the Crime Commission's Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award, Distinguished Service Award, Humanitarian Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award
The Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award recognizes pioneering leadership in the field of criminal justice. The award honors the history of the Crime Commission as it traces its roots back to the late 1800s, when the New York Society for the Prevention of Crime helped bring down Tammany Hall and install Theodore Roosevelt as president of the New York City Board of Police Commissioners.
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to criminal justice innovation.
The Crime Commission's Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the criminal justice field.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Crime Commission's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes visionary leaders who have demonstrated a life-long commitment to improving public safety.
We are proud of our work and the people who make it possible.
2014 honorees NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, Howard P. Milstein, with Crime Commission President Richard M. Aborn.
AWARDS CEREMONY 2018
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