Justice Center Code of Conduct Awards

Please think of someone at your organization who you think deserves to be nominated for the 2nd Annual NYS Justice Center’s “Code of Conduct” award. The nominations are due no later than July 14th and the awards will be presented to the 4 winners on September 14th. More information and nomination forms can be found below. – Toni

Please help us spread the word about the Justice Center’s Code of Conduct Award.  We have received some outstanding nominations already but I know there are many, many other staff who deserve recognition for the work they do.  The deadline for nominations is July 14. Information follows below.
Justice Center 2017
Code of Conduct
Recognition Award:
Call for Nominations
Each year the Justice Center’s Advisory Council honors caregivers who not only demonstrate a strong commitment to the Code of Conduct but exceed all expectations and serve as an inspiration to their colleagues and supervisors. At a luncheon ceremony honorees chosen by the Advisory Council are given the Code of Conduct Recognition Award: Dedication, Respect and Protection from Harm. The Justice Center’s Code of Conduct for Custodians of People with Special Needs, which caregivers must sign, provides a framework intended to assist staff to help people with special needs “live self-directed meaningful lives in their communities, free from abuse and neglect, and protected from harm.”
This year, the Second Annual Code of Conduct Recognition Award will be presented September 14
in Albany’s historic Kiernan Plaza and the Justice Center is strongly encouraging staff, family members and individuals receiving services to nominate colleagues for this year’s award.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, July 14. You can find complete information on the award here.Nomination forms are available in English and Spanish and can be submitted online to the Justice Center’s Advisory Council, which administers the award program.

Four winners will be selected from across the state. All staff who sign the Code of Conduct are eligible. Staff can nominate themselves or may be nominated by a person receiving services, family member, guardian, co-worker, supervisor or member of the public.

Members of the Justice Center’s Advisory Council will review nominations and select award winners who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the Code of Conduct throughout the year.

Following the award ceremony, award winners will have an opportunity to meet with state policymakers about the work they do for people with special needs.

About the Code of Conduct
Individuals who are employed by, or volunteers at, state operated, licensed or certified facilities or agencies under the Justice Center’s jurisdiction are required to sign and adhere to the provisions of the Code of Conduct. Consultants, volunteers or contractors of organizations or companies that contract with facilities and agencies, under the Justice Center’s jurisdiction, are also considered to be custodians if they have regular and substantial contact with a service recipient. The Code of Conduct can be found here.