The Roth Award has been created specifically for programs that address the needs of underserved populations. These programs provide services to those who are identified as such based on characteristics that include age, race, ethnicity, gender, faith, disabilities, low socio-economic status, non-English speaking, sexual preference, and surprisingly, victims from economically-comfortable suburban areas who traditionally do not know how to avail themselves of services or who are too ashamed to find them. In general, there is a lack of resources for these specific populations, or the individuals have difficulty accessing available resources.
One award will be presented annually, in addition to the other four Celebrating Solutions Awards. Institutions that have applied in previous years are welcome to do so again. Eligible programs may be nominated for both the Celebrating Solutions and the Roth Awards, but would only receive one $10,000 grant.
The program’s primary focus must address the issue of intimate partner violence.
The nominated program, the agency or organization, and the core components of the program being nominated must have been operating for a minimum of three (3) years (established no later than September 2009 for the 12-13 award year.) The program must be in existence when the nomination is made.
The program must be part of a non-profit 501(c) (3) or government agency.
The program should be replicable, or if it is national in scope, the program should have applications for individual communities, regardless of their size or ethnic population.
There are two stages to the awards process. Stage one requires submission of a nomination form, release, and program outline. If your nomination advances to the second stage, you will be asked to provide additional information and letters of support. Do not send brochures, videos, annual reports, or any support materials for the first round of judging, as they will be discarded.
Nominations are judged by a panel of experts in criminal justice, health care, and public policy. These individuals remain anonymous so their ability to judge the nominations will not be influenced by a relationship with a nominated organization.
Past Roth Award winners.
Organizations other than non-profit or governmental.
Organizations operating outside the United States or a U.S. territory.