These are the shortlists for the CJA Awards and Media Awards 2021.
- Winner. Kim Mitchell, who waived her anonymity to challenge the government denying victims of crime compensation if they have an unspent conviction.
- Runner-Up. Razia Hadait, CEO and Founder of Himaya Haven.
- Dr Rebecca Banwell-Moore, a restorative justice researcher.
- Erika Flowers, an artist who delivers workshops in prisons and produces art for campaigns.
- Sunny Dhadley, the National Senior Strategic Lived Experience Advisor for NHS England/Improvement (Health and Justice).
Outstanding Local or Regional Organisation
- Winner. LandWorks, a charity that works with people on day-release from prison, or at risk of going to prison, to aid their rehabilitation and resettlement back into the community.
- Runner-Up. Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service, which supports victims and people who have committed crime through restorative justice.
- StandOut, which provides long-term, holistic support so that people leaving London prisons are empowered to transform their own lives and escape the justice system for good.
- SAFE!, which provides support to children and families around the Thames Valley who have been affected by crime or abuse through one-to-one and group sessions.
- Synergy Theatre Project, a theatre company working with people in prison, people with convictions and young people at risk.
Outstanding National Organisation
- Winner. Women in Prison, a charity that supports women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigns to end the harm caused to women, their families and communities by imprisonment.
- Runner-Up. JENGbA, an organisation campaigning on behalf of and with those wrongfully convicted under joint enterprise laws.
- The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact), which provides support to people in prison, people with convictions, and their families.
- KeyRing, which supports adults who need some support to live safely in the community.
- Cranstoun, a charity which offers a wide range of services including community-based substance misuse services, supported housing, specialist services for young people, families, carers, and domestic abuse services.
The Saskia Jones Legacy Award
- Winner. Jenni Steele, Founder of Project Yana CIC.
- Runner-Up. Kendra Houseman, Director of Out of the Shadows.
- Nicola Rees, Treatment Manager of the Restorative Justice Team, HMPPS.
- Janika Cartwright, Restorative Justice Ambassador at Why me?
- Dianne Ludlow, Head of Advocacy at One in Four.
The Jack Merritt Legacy Award
- Winner. Ebinehita Iyere, Founder of Milk Honey Bees and Therapeutic Diversion Practitioner at Divert Youth, Juvenis.
- Runner-Up. Sammy Odoi, Founder of Wipers CIC.
- Desmond Brown, Founder and Director of Growing Futures UK CIC and Vice Chair of the Avon and Somerset Independent Scrutiny of Police Powers Panel.
- Dan Whyte, Director of DWRM Consultants.
- Garry Green, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.
- Winner. Jackie Long, Channel 4 News.
- Runner-Up. Shanti Das, The Sunday Times.
- David Woode, The i Paper.
- Sarah Turnnidge, previously at HuffPost UK, now at Full Fact.
- Steve Swann and Michael Race, BBC News.
Outstanding Digital Media Champion
- Winner. A Bit of a Stretch podcast.
- Runner-Up. EachOther.
- The Food Behind Bars podcast.
- Fighting Knife Crime.
- The F Word podcast.
- Winner. The Truth About Police Stop and Search, Channel 4.
- Runner-Up. Hope High, BBC Radio 5 Live.
- A Death Sentence, BBC Radio 4.
- Behind the Crime, BBC Radio 4 and the Prison Radio Association.
- The Freshwater Five, The Guardian Today in Focus podcast.
The judges for the CJA Awards 2021 were:
- Brendan Ross. Brendan manages the St Giles Trust Peer Circles Project and won the Outstanding Individual award in 2020.
- Abimbola Johnson. Abimbola is a barrister and was recently elected as chair of a new independent board to scrutinise racial disproportionality in policing.
- Catherine Hinwood. Catherine is Deputy Director for Victim and Witness Policy at the Ministry of Justice.
- Chief Inspector Jason Kew. Jason is the Lead for Drugs and Harm Reduction at the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit.
The judges for the Media Awards 2021 were:
- Ria Chatterjee. Ria is a broadcast journalist for ITV News London and won runner-up in the Outstanding Journalism award 2020 for her reporting on violence.
- Jacob Dunne. Jacob won the Outstanding Documentary award last year for The Punch, a BBC Radio 4 documentary he presented on his experiences of restorative justice.
- Kate Stanley. Kate is Executive Director of Frameworks UK, a think tank that helps mission-driven organisations communicate about social issues for change.
- Gavin McKenna. Gavin is the Founder of Reach Every Generation and won runner-up in the Outstanding Individual award last year. He has dealt extensively with the media over the years, and will be joined by a young person he supports to judge the awards.