Annual Awards Ceremony

Each year, the CCC holds an awards ceremony to honor exceptional organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service in the criminal justice field. These distinguished professionals have made significant contributions through advocacy, research, or on-the-ground work in law enforcement and the courts. 

Awardees have proven to be invaluable supports to the CCC and to the safety of New York. By showcasing their contributions to the field, the CCC hopes to raise awareness of the existing challenges and opportunities within the criminal justice field and encourages ongoing efforts to improve the justice system for all. 



2023:  Jeremy Travis, Former President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice & NYPD Captain Frank Bolz (retired)

Previous Award Recipients:  

2022:     Carlton Fields, P.A. and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

2021:    District Attorney Cyrus Vance and NYC Police Commissioner Dermot Shea

2019:    James P. O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner & Lauren Resnick, BakerHostetler

2018:    NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Lewis Rice, Estee Lauder

2017:    Jeh C. Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security (2013-2017) & Stuart A. Shorenstein, Cozen O'Connor

2016:    Jonathan Lippman, Chief Judge, New York State Court of Appeals (2009-2015) & Edward M. Stroz, Executive Chairman, Stroz Friedberg

2015:    Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York & Robert S. Tucker, CEO, T&M Protection Resources

2014:    William J. Bratton

2013:    Robert M. Morgenthau, Manhattan District Attorney (1975-2009)

2012:    Richard H. Girgenti, National and Americas Leader, KPMG LLP Forensic Advisory Services

2011:    Eric T. Schneiderman, New York Attorney General & Gary Beller and J. Brendan Ryan, Crime Commission Board of Directors

CCC President Richard Aborn (left) with 2023 Awardee Jeremy Travis. (right)
CCC President Richard Aborn (left) with 2023 Awardee Jeremy Travis. (right)
Chairperson Lewis Rice speaks on behalf of Frank Bolz
Chairperson Lewis Rice Speaks at the CCC Annual Awards Gala