Justice Assistance's mission is to strengthen the community by providing a unique mix of innovative and critical services to assist our state's justice system in a way that builds the capacity of people we care for to live safe, productive lives.
Our three primary goals are:
In 1981, Justice Assistance initiated an annual award to honor individuals who have demonstrated dedicated service, and citizen contributions toward justice profession and the public interest.
Eligibility requires that a recipient must have previously received the Neil J. Houston, Jr. Memorial Award. Recipients are selected by the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.
Named for one of Justice Assistance’s founding members and former director on the organization’s Board of Directors. R. Kevin Horan has been a long-time supporter and a cherished friend of the organization.