The CJA Awards shine a spotlight on individuals and organisations who have contributed to a fairer and more effective criminal justice. The Media Awards celebrate journalists, filmmakers and digital media champions who have challenged perceptions and improved public understanding in a sensitive and constructive way.
We celebrated the winners of the CJA Awards and Media Awards 2020 in an online ceremony, presented by the founder of the St Giles Trust SOS Project Junior Smart and broadcast live from a studio in London.
This year, we also launched two new awards. We launched the Outstanding Local or Regional Organisation Award in recognition of the great work that smaller organisations do across the country. We also launched an Outstanding Documentary category in our Media Awards after being impressed by some incredibly powerful and impactful documentaries throughout the year.
Watch the ceremony below, and read on to find out more about the CJA Awards 2020.
Shortlist and winners
Brendan Ross, Peer Circles Manager, St Giles Trust – winner
Michaela Booth, National Patient Engagement Lead for Health in Justice, Practice Plus Group – runner-up
Gavin McKenna, Founder, Reach Every Generation – runner-up
Kyle Mullings, Support Worker, Community Led Initiatives
Ife Thompson, Founder, Black Protest Legal Support
Outstanding Local / Regional Organisation
Children Heard and Seen – winner
Changing the Game – runner-up
The Footprints Project
Outstanding National Organisation
Unlock – winner
Birth Companions – runner-up
The Parole Board
Muslim Women’s Network UK
Black Protest Legal Support
Symeon Brown, Channel 4 – winner
Ria Chatterjee, ITV News – runner-up
Danny Shaw, formerly at the BBC
The Secret Barrister series, produced by Sara Moralioglu for Channel 4
Jamie Grierson, The Guardian
Outstanding Digital Media Champion
Prison Bag – winner
Prison Radio Association – runner-up
Blessing at the Bar
More Than My Past – The Forward Trust
Prison Health Animation – UCL’s Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health and Tjoff Koong Studios
Outstanding Documentary (new category)
The Punch – Just Radio and BBC Radio 4 – winner
The Choir, Aylesbury Prison – Twenty Twenty Productions and BBC Two – runner-up
Unchained – Prison Radio Association and BBC Radio 4 – runner-up
Crime: Are we tough enough? – BBC
How to Stay Out of Jail – Spring Films and Channel 4
Lifetime Achievement Award
The winner of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was Leroy Logan, for his contribution to diversity within policing.