Catalyst Awards

The Catalyst Awards encompass superior work across nine (9) different categories, include both sexual and domestic violence work, and apply to program staff, community leaders, volunteers, and allied professionals. Individual and/or organizational members of the Action Alliance nominated agencies and individuals they wish to recognize and celebrate.  Nominations were due by March 29, 2019.

Catalyst Award recipients will be honored at the Catalyst Award dinner, held at the 2019 Biennial Retreat, June 5, 2019, Emory & Henry College.

Beginning this year, we have added a ninth Catalyst Award to the roster of awards. The Action Alliance is establishing the Ann Crittenden “Unsung Hero” Award in memory of beloved Action Alliance staff member, Ann Crittenden, who made the beautiful, stained glass catalyst awards for years, and who passed away in 2017. The Ann Crittenden “Unsung Hero” Award will honor an individual who works quietly and conscientiously behind the scenes to keep us moving forward in our efforts to eradicate sexual and intimate partner violence. 

Catalyst Awards Category Descriptions

Pioneer Award
This award honors one who was among the first to fight the good fight in order to improve the lives of survivors and ultimately end sexual and/or domestic violence. This lifetime achievement is reserved for someone who has worked in the movement for 20 or more years.

Pathfinder Award
This award honors an individual or group who broadens the boundaries of traditional domestic and/or sexual violence work through creative outreach to an underserved population. The nominee will demonstrate a commitment to positive change, exceptional activism, and innovation in identifying survivors and providing services in marginalized communities.

Nexus Award
This award honors an individual or agency that has created a high level of cooperation among members of the justice system and/or other systems within a local community. The nominee exemplifies the collaboration and unity of purpose in bringing together diverse individuals and disciplines to create a community that promotes safety for victims and accountability for perpetrators.

Purple Ribbon Award
This award honors one working specifically in the field of domestic violence for demonstrating exemplary commitment to restoring power and hope to victims who have experienced domestic violence through the provision of direct client services. The nominee excels in advocacy work by promoting empowerment which fosters healing.

Teal Ribbon Award
This award honors one working specifically in the field of sexual violence for demonstrating exemplary commitment to restoring power and hope to victims who have experienced sexual violence through the provision of direct client services. The nominee excels in advocacy work by promoting empowerment which fosters healing.

Blue Ribbon Award
This award honors one working with children or adolescents who have witnessed or experienced domestic or sexual violence. The nominee is recognized for demonstrating exemplary commitment to restoring power and hope to young victims through direct client services. The nominee excels in advocacy work by promoting education and empowerment which fosters healing.

Hope Award
This award honors an individual or team who has made a significant contribution to the prevention of domestic and/or sexual violence. Nominees will have implemented prevention initiatives that inspire communities to create future generations of healthy, safe, and respectful relationships.

Uncommon Ally Award
This award honors an individual, group, organization or business that is not typically associated with the movement but has demonstrated exemplary service to those affected by sexual and/or domestic violence through an alliance with a local domestic and or sexual violence service agency.

Ann Crittenden “Unsung Hero” Award 
This award honors an individual who works diligently and quietly behind the scenes to do what needs to be done, providing daily support, coordination, or advocacy. The nominee may be an administrator, office staff, advocate and/or volunteer who eschews the limelight, yet shows up consistently, day after day, to keep us moving forward in our efforts to eradicate sexual and intimate partner violence

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