We’re happy to recognize our own Julie Bierach today as the recipient of a PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) award from the National Council On Crime And Delinquency (NCCD). The PASS Awards is the only national recognition of print and broadcast journalists, TV news and feature reporters, producers, writers, and those in film and literature who focus America’s attention on our criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection systems in a thoughtful and considerate manner.
She won for her Officer Down series, which explored the dangers police officers face today. In the series, she spoke with people living in higher crime neighborhoods about how they feel about the police. She also explored what St. Louis-area police do to stay safe on the streets and how they’re trying to build better relationships with the people they serve.
The list of winners include NPR, WGBH, National Geographic, HBO and the San Francisco Chronicle.