The Crimes Against Children Awards application will open early March. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 19, 2024.
Formerly known as the Lt. Bill Walsh Award, the Crimes Against Children Awards are given to professionals who have demonstrated significant commitment and dedication to vulnerable children and their families.
Nominations that represent a diversity of disciplines, backgrounds, communities, and perspectives are encouraged.
Outstanding Service Award (1 Annually)
Any individual who has demonstrated exceptional service through their work on the front lines
Demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of communication, professionalism, effectiveness, problem-solving, and service
Recognizes exceptional valor, public service, professional achievement, or ongoing outstanding efforts to improve the lives of abused children and their families
Champion Award (1 Annually)
Any individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership that resulted in improving the lives of child victims and their families at the regional, state, or national or international levels through their “life’s work”
Shows significant action and innovation beyond their immediate community in areas such as the creation of legislation, resource development, research, improvement of standards of practice, or program implementation
Nominees are active in their profession and available to receive this award at the Crimes Against Children Conference on Sunday, August 11, 2024.
The deadline for submission is Friday, April 19, 2024.
Complete an online nomination form on the CACC website.
Submit a Letter of Recommendation (1,000 words or less)
Submit a Letter of Support (500 words or less).
One (1) required.
A maximum of three (3) will be accepted.
The Awards Committee will consist of members of the multi-disciplinary team that represent various disciplines.
The award will be presented during the Crimes Against Children Conference opening plenary on Sunday, August, 11, 2024.
CACC will provide the award recipient:
Round-trip coach airfare or vehicle mileage, in accordance with its employee mileage reimbursement rates
Complimentary VIP registration for the conference (including select meals)
Lodging during the conference
The CACC will not provide for any incidental expenses, or any expenses incurred by guests accompanying the award recipient