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WCA Annual Awards

WCA presents annual awards to recognize achievements of individuals who and/or organizations which make outstanding contributions to corrections. The following awards are presented annually in conjunction with the Fall Training Institute.

Citizens Award -- An award recognizing an individual or agency not employed in corrections, but who made a major contribution in the field.

Education Award -- An award recognizing an individual or agency employed in academia, who has enhanced the success of corrections programs, or furthered the aims of corrections through excellence in education.

Professional Award -- An award recognizing an individual or agency employed in corrections who has made a major contribution to enhancing the effectiveness of corrections through employment, and exemplifies the image of professionalism in corrections.

Helen B. Radcliff Award -- An award given to an individual who through individual efforts, enhances or supports the professional growth of women in corrections.

Law Enforcement Award -- An award recognizing an individual or agency employed in the capacity of law enforcement, who has made a major contribution to enhancing the effectiveness of law enforcement, and/or exemplifies the image of professionalism in the criminal justice field.

News Media Award -- An award recognizing an individual or organization employed in the news media who has made a major contribution to enhancing the public's awareness of corrections issues and goals.

Special Award -- An award recognizing an individual or agency for making a major contribution toward furthering the aims and goals of the Washington Correctional Association through activities performed on behalf of the association.

Nominations for each of these awards are solicited each spring. All nominations for these awards must be received by June 15th of each year. Each nomination must include the the name of the award being nominated, name of the nominee, contact information including a telephone number, employing agency (if applicable), a narrative describing why the nominee should be selected to receive the award, and the name and contact information of the person making the nomination. Only written nominations can be accepted. All nominations should be sent to:

Nomination and Election Committee
Washington Correctional Association
P. O. Box 5853
Lacey, WA 98509-5853

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