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Community Recognition Awards

8th Annual Community Recognition Awards

In partnership with the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice and the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges, the Department of Youth Services is planning a Community Recognition Awards Ceremony, which will take place at the 2016 Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges Meeting on December 1, 2016 at the Hilton Polaris/Columbus. The ceremony will recognize the coordinated partnership among providers in Ohio’s juvenile justice system.

DYS will acknowledge community partners for providing needed, and sometimes underappreciated, services to youth.  In order to also highlight the hard work of the youth that are participating in these community programs, we will also put a “face” to each program by recognizing a youth who has successfully completed the program. Awards include Community Recognition Awards, the Director’s Award, the Linda Modry Young Woman of Achievement Award, the J. Thomas Mullen Achievement Award and the Thomas J. Stickrath Reentry Award.

These awards are not only a great way to reinforce a youth’s progress, but the event also provides an opportunity to identify and promote best practices and encourage innovation in juvenile justice.

Please click on the link below to submit your nomination for a worthwhile community program and deserving youth. Feel free to nominate a familiar program/service or your own organization. All nominations must be submitted by October 6, 2016.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kim Jump, Communications Chief, at (614) 466-9854 or by email at


Click here to access the nomination form.