The Center for Public Safety Innovation (CPSI) at the SPC Allstate Campus is making room in its trophy case for four new awards. Two video projects created with funding provided by the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Department of Justice won Telly and Communicator Awards. Both are international competitions where works are judged on a standard of excellence.
A short video featured in “The Color of Guilt” interactive web site developed by CPSI staff won two Telly Awards, a 2016 Silver Award in the social Issues category and a Bronze People’s Telly Award. “The Color of Guilt” brings attention to the complex issue of Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), the disproportionately high or over-representation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system in comparison to their general population. Producer Doug Long created the concept and content for the web site and Emmy-award winning videographer Doug Brumbaugh produced the video with the support of Jeremy Writt and Steve Veloff that explored the topic of DMC.
“After the Uniform”, a documentary-length video about the post-service and post-deployment lives of members of the military won a Communicator Award of Excellence and a 2016 Bronze Telly Award, both in the social issues category. Producer Tiffani Sherman created the concept and wrote the video. One of the goals of this production is to help the public have a better understanding of PTSD and other issues some veterans face while serving their country and features in-depth interviews with veterans and statistical data. If you know of a veteran in need of help, please call the Veteran’s Assistance Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
“We are so proud of our multi-media team and receiving these awards just affirms the professional quality of the work our staff produces,” said CPSI Executive Director Eileen LaHaie. “We really want to get the word out about the availability of these no-cost video projects so they can raise awareness and assist people.”