Alberta Community Justice Awards

Nominate someone in your community who helps prevent and address crime through their work or volunteer activities.

Deadline has been extended

The nomination period for the Community Justice Awards is now open. The nomination deadline for the 2024 awards is Wednesday, June 12 at 11:59 pm (Mountain time).


The Alberta Community Justice Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to preventing crime in our communities.

The recipients have shown exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication to working and volunteering in community justice.


The following people can be nominated:

  • individuals
  • youth justice committees
  • crime prevention organizations
  • victim services groups
  • restorative justice organizations
  • police officers and services

Nominees must have made extraordinary contributions to community justice through their work or by volunteering in:

  • crime prevention
  • victim services
  • youth justice committees
  • restorative justice

Ineligible nominations

The following nominations are not accepted:

  • police and peace officers nominated by a police service or fellow member (only individuals or organizations may nominate these officers)
  • anyone who’s received the award in the past 3 years
  • self-nominations and nominations from immediate family members
  • nominations from a subordinate in an organization
  • nominations from someone who would directly benefit from the nomination process or award

Nominee evaluation

The following criteria are also used to review nominees and choose recipients:

  • emerging excellence – key involvement in an emerging community justice initiative that responds to local needs
  • innovation – innovative and effective approaches towards addressing local community needs
  • service enhancement – deliberate steps that have enhanced the services provided by a local organization
  • partnerships and collaboration – effective partnerships with agencies and complimentary organizations within the community
  • *new – enhancing justice – recognizes the individual(s)/organization(s) for outstanding achievement in the administration of justice

How to nominate

The nomination period for the Community Justice Awards is now open. The nomination deadline for the 2024 awards is Wednesday, June 12 at 11:59 pm (Mountain time).

Step 1. Complete the nomination form and gather supporting documents

Fill out the Alberta Community Justice Awards Nomination form.

Supporting documents

Include the following documents in your application package:

  • at least 1 letter of support from relevant individuals and agencies
  • related information such as news articles and previous awards, if available

Step 2. Submit the application package

Email your signed application package to: [email protected]

After you apply

You will receive confirmation your application was received.

Past award recipients

The 2023 Community Justice Awards were presented on March 31, 2023 at a ceremony co-hosted by the Taber Police Service and the Taber Community Action & Prevention Society.

Past Alberta Community Justice Award recipients


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