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Story of Justice Media Award

About the Award:

We in the youth justice reform community are intimately aware of the complex reasons that lead youth to commit crimes, the deep inadequacy of how we as a society respond, and the role the justice system plays in perpetuating racism, trauma, and inequity. Unfortunately, media coverage too often focuses on sensationalized, individual stories without considering context or examining how policy choices perpetuate cycles of pain and injustice. The Story of Justice Media Award recognizes those journalists who have made it a priority to shine a light not just on the human tragedies that result from the justice system's manifold failures, but to ask the question, "Can't we do better?" 

Past Winners:

- 2018 -

Kari Travis and Melissa Boughton

- 2015 -

Jennifer Gonnerman