For lifelong advocates who improve the lives of youth.
The A. L. Carlisle Child Advocacy Award is bestowed annually by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) to recognize a CJJ member who has made outstanding contributions to youth, to the organization, and to the juvenile court system, as well as the broader arena of juvenile justice.
The award is named in honor of A. L. Carlisle, the founding force of CJJ.
When CJJ was officially established in 1979, Ms. Carlisle was the first National Chair, a position she held through 1987. The saying goes that in its formative years, CJJ "was run out of A. L.'s kitchen in Maine." Ms. Carlisle remains an Honorary Lifetime Member of CJJ.
A. L. Carlisle Child Advocacy Award recipients meet the following criteria:
- They are role models for youth;
- They have developed or implemented changes that have benefited youth;
- They have contributed to the area of prevention;
- They have worked with young offenders; and
- They have spent years improving the juvenile court system.
Doreitha Madden (NJ)
Robert M. Hunter (CO)
Birch Bayh (IN)
Terry Edwards (NJ)
Bernardine (Hall) Adams (LA)
George B. Rasin, Jr. (MD)
Frank A. Orlando (FL)
Allison Fleming (IA)
Stacey F. Atkinson (SC)
Irene Abernethy (NE)
Robert Mardis (IN)
Linda W. Hayes (NC)
Robert E. Shepherd, Jr. (VA)
Sharon Harrigfeld (ID)
B. Thomas Leahy (NJ)
John Dewese (SC)
William R. Byars, Jr. (SC) and Linda O'Neal (TN)
Vincent N. Schiraldi (DC)
Robert G. Schwartz (PA)
Christopher Murphy (CT)
Richard J. Gardell (MN)
See all awards.