Albertans honoured for efforts in reducing crime, encouraging social outreach

The province honoured three individuals and three organizations for efforts in reducing crime, making neighbourhoods safer and social outreach.

Annual awards celebrate innovative responses in areas of victims services, youth justice, and crime prevention

Justice Award winners: (front row) Lindsay Daniller of REACH Edmonton; Staff Sgt. Frank Cattoni with SORCe; Dr. Andre P. Grace representing Comprehensive Health Education Workers Project; Beverly Salomons with Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association; Jessica Hutton for Camrose Open Door Association; and Assistant Chief Judge James Ogle of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court. (CBC)

Province honoured three individuals and three organizations for their efforts in reducing crime, making neighbourhoods safer and encouraging social outreach.

The six recipients were:

  • The Camrose Open Door Association, which provides transitional housing to at-risk youth aged 11 to 24
  • Andre P. Grace, who founded the Comprehensive Health Education Workers Project which engages in research, advocacy and community outreach to meet the needs of sexual and gender minorities
  • Assistant Chief Judge James Ogle, of the Calgary Drug Treatment Court, the only community alternative to incarceration for non-violent drug-addicted offenders
  • REACH Edmonton, an organization that helps community groups and Edmontonians find innovative solutions to community safety
  • Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre, a collaboration between 17 community-based organizations designed to help at-risk youth
  • Beverley Salomons, chair of the province-wide Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association

The recipients were honoured at Government House Friday at the 26th annual awards ceremony.