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  • 30 May 2024
  • Jeremiah Sierra

Deadline: July 10, 2024

Recognizing Excellence in Mitigation

Each year, Advancing Real Change, Inc., presents two awards to leaders in the field of mitigation investigation: The Muhammad-White Award honors a mitigation specialist whose body of work has profoundly advanced the field of mitigation. The Emerging Leader Award is given to a mitigation specialist who represents the future of the profession. The winners are nominated by our community and selected by a volunteer committee of accomplished mitigation specialists and capital and non-capital defenders.

Use the form below to submit a nomination. The deadline for nominations is July 10, 2024. 

Award winners will be recognized at our annual online event, Together Towards Justice, in the fall.

The Muhammad-White Award

The Muhammad-White Award recognizes and celebrates a mitigation professional’s excellence throughout their career. The recipient of this award will be someone who has raised the standard of mitigation, not only for their clients, but also for the criminal defense community.

The Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award recognizes and celebrates a mitigation professional in the early stages of their career. The honoree will be an individual who is laying the groundwork for excellence in their direct casework, and has the potential to move the field forward through dedication to high standards, commitment to continued professional development, and encouragement of other practitioners.

Read more about our awards and past recipients.

2024 ARC Award Nominations

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