The Vernon Johnson Award recognizes people who are in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs who have given back to their communities so that future generations can experience the reality of recovery.
|Nominations are due||March 29, 2013|
|Honorees Announced||April 26, 2013|
|America Honors Recovery evening reception||June 26, 2013|
Please nominate people who are in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Nominees should be putting a public face and voice on recovery and striving to make sustained recovery possible for even more Americans. The nominee must:
- Be very active in promoting awareness of the reality of recovery to the public, policymakers, the media, and others for at least 10 years.
- Be working to change systems, programs or practices to remove barriers and support recovery.
- Be an advocate for local, state and federal policies that support recovery as part of the organized recovery community
- Previous recipients of the Johnson Institute’s America Honors Recovery Award may not be re-nominated.
- Nominees are desired from all walks of life.
- Employees of Faces & Voices of Recovery and Caron Treatment Centers, their immediate families and current board of directors and their families and organizations are not eligible.
- Recipients will be expected to attend The American Honors Recovery award reception on
June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, all expenses paid.
Nominations for the Vernon Johnson Award are welcomed from individuals and organizations. The nominator should be someone who is well acquainted with the nominee and can attest to his or her specific contributions. Please download this form to submit a nomination.
A complete nomination form includes:
- Nomination Recommendation
- Resume/Biographical Sketch of Nominee
- 3 References and Contact Information
If you wish, you may send additional supporting documents. Please note that any supporting information will not be returned.
Please use the Nomination Form to address the following points:
- Explain your relationship to the nominee and how long you have known him or her.
- Provide specific examples on how the nominee’s contributions have worked toward advancing recovery.
- Describe the communities or constituencies the nominee has worked with. Provide examples of how the nominee has used his or her relationship with recovery to remove barriers and support recovery.
Resume/Biographical Sketch of Nominee
Please use the Nomination Form to provide a resume or biographical sketch that is no more than 2 pages long and includes:
- Professional and/or volunteer activities including their responsibilities and timeframes as they support the nominee’s application.
- Awards and Honors
- Only individuals may be nominated for the Vernon Johnson Award. To nominate an organization for the Joel Hernandez Award, click here.
- All nominations must be postmarked by March 29, 2013.
- We encourage you to email complete nomination packets to email@example.com with the subject title: “Vernon Johnson award nomination”.
- You may mail packets to Faces & Voices of Recovery, 1010 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 618, Washington, DC 20005.
- Incomplete nominations will not be processed.
- Only one nomination per individual accepted.
A selection committee comprised of members of the Faces & Voices of Recovery's Board of Directors and Caron Treatment Centers representatives will decide on the recipient based on the selection criteria outlined in the Nomination Guidelines and Requirements.
All nominations will be acknowledged by email. The individuals receiving the award will be contacted directly by the selection committee and will be honored at the America Honors Recovery evening reception in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013.
Faces & Voices of Recovery and Hazelden's Center for Public Advocacy have joined together to host America Honors Recovery honoring the legacies of Joel Hernandez, Vernon Johnson and Lisa Mojer-Torres. For questions, please email or call Jerry Gillen at (202)737-0690.