ACA Awards Program


The American Correctional Association awards excellence in the auditing and accreditation field. These awards are:
  • The Dunbar Award 
  • The Keohane Award
  • The Lucy Webb Hayes Award

The Dunbar and Keohane awards are presented annually at the summer Congress of Correction in recognition of superior contributions, professionalism, commitment and leadership to the auditing and accreditation process. 

The Lucy Webb Hayes Award is presented to the agency or program that has achieved both ACA full accreditation and PREA compliance for every component within their area of responsibility.  The Lucy Webb Hayes award represents the dedication of these agencies to enhancing public safety and the well-being of those in our care. 

Keohane Family Award (Formerly the Chairmen’s Award)

The Keohane award was established in honor of Tim Keohane, a longtime auditor who died while on an ACA audit.  The Keohane Award is presented annually to an auditor in recognition of their superior contributions, professionalism, commitment and leadership to the auditing and accreditation process.  To nominate an individual, a letter of recommendation must be written outlining the attributes of the auditor.  Nominations for this award come from the field and are due to the Director of Standards and Accreditation, David Haasenritter, at  acastandards@aca.org by June 1st of each year.  

Recipients Listed by Year:

2013
David Haasenritter
Virginia, US Army
2012
Katherine Brown
Florida
2011
Allen Westmoreland
Texas
2010
Phoebe Johnson
South Carolina
2009
Joseph Zurad Ohio
2008 Michael Bradley
Florida
2007 Robert Brown Jr. Michigan
2006  Jamie Haight  Maryland 

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