Don Andrews Career Contribution Award

This award recognizes a corpus of work accrued over a period of at least 10 years that makes a significant contribution to the application of psychology to criminal behaviour, criminal justice, and/or law. The work could be theoretical, empirical or applied. For the theoretical and empirical works, the award would typically concern a series of published works that have had an important influence on the field. Signs of this influence could include changes in practices (widespread use of treatment or assessment methods; changes in the law) as well as recognition by the academic community ( e.g., citations). The applied contributions would recognize leaders in the criminal justice field who have demonstrated excellence in one of the following areas: the creation and implementation of psychological services to offenders or to the courts, the teaching and mentoring of new psychologists, and management and administration.

Award recipients must be members of the CPA Criminal Justice Psychology Section during the year that the award is given.

2016: no award
2015: Jean Proulx
2014: Robert Hare
2013: William Marshall
2012: James Ogloff
2011*: Howard Barbaree
2010: Christopher Webster
2009: James Bonta
2008: Stephen Wong
2007: Grant Harris, Robert Hoge
2006: (no award)
2005: Vernon Quinsey
2004: Paul Gendreau
2003: Alan Leschied, Marnie Rice
2002: Donald A. Andrews

*Career Contribution Award renamed the Don Andrews Career Contribution Award.

Significant Contribution Award

The Significant Contribution Award recognizes a specific work that has been recently completed (within the last year or two) that makes a significant contribution to the application of psychology to criminal behaviour, criminal justice, and/or law. The work could be theoretical, empirical or applied. For the theoretical and empirical works, the award would typically be based on a paper published during the previous year in an academic or professional journal. The applied contributions would address the creation and implementation of psychological services to offenders or to the courts. The effective promotion and administration of psychologists and psychological services would also qualify as a significant contribution (e.g., setting up a treatment center, hiring 10 new psychologists). If a member of the section makes exceptional contributions on different years, then it is possible for the same individual to receive this award more than once.

2016: (no award)
2015: (no award)
2014: Stefanie Rezansoff, Akm Moniruzzaman, Carmen Gress & Julian Somers
2013: (no award)
2012: Jeremy Mills
2011: Jane Barker
2010: Zoe Hilton
2009: Adelle Forth, Craig Bennell, and Joanna Pozzulo
2008: (no award)
2007: Kelley Blanchette, Shelley Brown
2006: Wagdy Loza
2005: Dorothy Cotton
2004:(no award)
2003: Pamela Yates
2002: Robert Cormier

Student Award Winners

Student awards are given to outstanding poster presentations as judged by a panel of CPA Criminal Justice Psychology Executive members.

2016: Ran Wei (graduate)
          Iman Zahirfar (undergraduate)

2015: North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference:

            Simon Davies - Graduate Level Winner
            Annik Mossiere - Graduate Level 1st Runner-up
            Andrew Gray - Graduate Level 2nd Runner-up
            Andreanne Lapierre - Undergraduate Level Winner
            Carissa Toop - Undergraduate Level 1st Runner-up
            Catherine Gallagher - Undergraduate Level 2nd Runner-up

2014:  Janet Tarallo (graduate)
           Catherine Gallagher (undergraduate)
2013:

Nicholas Longpre (graduate winner)
Jacqueline M Kanippayoor (graduate runner-up)
Devon Madill (undergraduate winner)
Samantha Riopka (undergraduate runner-up)

2012: Janelle Beaudette (graduate); Alysha Baker (undergraduate)

2011 North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference:

Sophie Dickson & Allanah Casey: Graduate Level Winner
Maria Tsoukalas: Graduate Level 1st Runner-up
Kathy Keating: Graduate Level 2nd Runner-up
Amanda Woods: Undergraduate Level Winner
Rebecca Maitland: Undergraduate Level 1st Runner-up
Melissa Miele: Undergraduate Level 2nd Runner-up

2010: Carrie Tanasichuk (graduate); Andrew Gray (undergraduate)
2009: Laura Hanby
2008: Caleb Lloyd
2007 North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference:

Celeste Lefebvre: Graduate Level Winner
Sarah Manchak: Graduate Level 1st Runner-up
Erin Ross: Graduate Level 2nd Runner-up
Diana Grech: Undergraduate Level Winner
Leigh Greiner: Undergraduate Level 1st Runner-up
Leanne ten Brinke: Undergraduate Level 2nd Runner-up

2006: Alyssa Taylor
2005: Shevaun Corey
2004: Karen Parhar
2003: Heather Clark
2002: Kathleen Lewis
2001: Jennifer van de Ven
2000: (no award)
1999: Jeremy Mills
1998: Craig Dowden
1997: Audrey Gordon, Mimi Mamak (tie)
1996: Franca Cortoni
1995: Kelley Blanchette
1994: Kevin Douglas
1993: Gurmeet Dhaliwal
1992: Paul Hebert
1991: Larry Motiuk
1990: Elsie De Vita

Award Procedures

Nominations received by the Criminal Justice Section Executive must include a cover letter outlining how the nominee qualifies for the award, a Curriculum Vitae of the nominee and other supporting documentation. This documentation could include, for example, a copy of the research article nominated as the "Significant Achievement", a description of a treatment program/facility, numbers of citations in the Social Citation Index, or letters/testimonials from clients and coworkers. The decision as to whether to give the award would be based on a vote of the full Criminal Justice Executive (including student members). Either, both or neither of (1) the Significant Contribution Award and (2) the Career Contribution Award could be given each year.

The award would be announced in Crime Scene and Psynopsis.  The Awards will be presented at the annual Canadian Psychological Association conference. 

If you would like to nominate a colleague for either award, please forward the nomination to:

Dr. Jim Cheston
jim.cheston@ontario.ca