Justice Minister David Ford today launched the annual Justice in the Community Awards.
The awards, which are now in their fifth year, provide an opportunity to acknowledge those within the voluntary and statutory sectors who have made a significant contribution to making their communities safer and better for everyone.
David Ford said: “In every part of Northern Ireland there are individuals working on a day and daily basis, often in a voluntary capacity, supporting the delivery of justice.
“Often their efforts go unnoticed and so the Justice in the Community Awards enables us to rightly recognise the work of those individuals.
“I encourage anyone who is aware of an individual or group whose work has made a real difference to our community, to acknowledge that invaluable contribution by nominating them for a Justice in the Community Award.”
The awards are open to individuals or groups working in the voluntary, community and statutory sectors. A top award of £1,000 will made to the overall winning team or individual to invest in their project. Highly Commended awards will also be made at the discretion of the independent judging panel.
Nomination forms are available from the NIDirect website