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Andrew Jackson Higgins Excellence in Juvenile Justice Award

MJJA established this award to recognize individuals who share a rare commitment and dedication to Missouri's juvenile justice system, and who embrace the philosophy upon which MJJA was based: to promote and develop a quality juvenile justice service delivery system for youth of the state of Missouri.

MJJA invites nominations for and selects recipients in recognition of their outstanding contribution to juvenile justice and a shared commitment to excellence in juvenile justice epitomized by the Honorable Andrew Jackson Higgins. Members of the selection Committee are representatives from the following: MJJA Board, Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Children's Division, Division of Youth Services, Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Office of State Courts Administrator, The Children’s Trust Fund, and Missouri juvenile and family courts.

2015 Recipient of the Award: Alan M. Gremli

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2015 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 29, 2015. For more details, click here.

2014 Recipient of the Award: Gary Waint

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2014 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 30, 2014. For more details, click here.

2013 Recipient of the Award: Jeani Lonstreth

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2013 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 24, 2013. For more details, click here.

2011 Recipient of the Award: Denny Atherton

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2011 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 27, 2011. For more details about Denny, click here.

2010 Recipient of the Award: Jimmie Edwards

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2010 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 28, 2010. For more details about Judge Edwards, click here.

2008 Recipient of the Award: Raymond Grush

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2008 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 23, 2008. For more details, click here.

2007 Recipient of the Award: Sue Ashwell

The award was presented at the MJJA Fall 2007 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 25, 2007. For more details, click here.

2003 Recipient of the Award: Susan E. Block

The award was presented at MJJA's Fall 2003 Educational Conference on Thursday, October 30, 2003. For more details, please click here.

2001 Recipient of the Award: Mark Steward

The award was presented at MJJA’s Fall 2001 Educational Conference. For more details, please click here.