Nominations are now closed for the 2021 Muhammad-White Award. We look forward to announcing the winner at ARC, Inc.'s virtual event, Together Towards Justice, this fall.
Advancing Real Change (ARC), Inc. began the Muhammad-White Award in 2020 to recognize and celebrate a mitigation professional's excellence throughout their career. This award has been named for two clients who have played key roles in ARC, Inc.’s history - one who informed our understanding of the critical role of the client relationship in achieving just outcomes and another who helped us advance mitigation to areas beyond capital work. Named for two clients, this award represents the many lessons we have learned from each of our clients and their legacy in the way we carry those lessons forward in our work.
With this award, we seek to recognize a mitigation specialist whose body of work has advanced the field. The honoree’s work will be characterized by a dedication to the humanity of clients and by a deep understanding of and commitment to investigative best practices. ARC, Inc. believes that high quality mitigation investigation includes adherence to the professional standards including in-person interviews, multigenerational records collection, thorough analysis of records, and working collaboratively with colleagues. Nominators may wish to highlight such achievements as innovative casework; exceptional case outcomes; and/or active engagement with the mitigation community through mentorship, commitment to diversity and inclusion, research, publications, training facilitation, partnerships, and other outreach efforts. In short, the recipient of this award will be someone who has raised the standard of mitigation provided to not only their clients, but those whose lives are impacted by others within the defense community. Ineligible individuals include current and former ARC, Inc. employees or board members, those no longer practicing as a mitigation specialist, and posthumous nominees.
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