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Frank J. Crisafi Recognition Award

The Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Juvenile Court Intake Association, realizes that those who work in the challenging and, ever demanding system of juvenile court services, often do so with little recognition for the outstanding service they provide to the agencies and communities in which they serve. With this in mind, the Board of Directors has developed a procedure to annually recognize one of many outstanding WJCIA Intake Workers by offering the Frank J. Crisafi Recognition award to recognize all the hard work done by those in this rewarding profession. The award was renamed in 2020 after the passing of Frank J. Crisafi, who trained juvenile justice workers for over 50 years and was a resource and friend to the intake association and Youth Justice Workers.


Complete the nomination form online recognizing an Outstanding WJCIA member.

WJCIA Recognition Award Nomination Form

The selection process will be based on information provided on the nomination form. The person who completes the nomination form does not need to be a current WJCIA member. Current WJCIA Board Members cannot be nominated for the recognition award.

The nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current Intake Worker with direct work in Juvenile Court services (for a Wisconsin county or court attached)
  • Be a current WJCIA memeber
  • Have 5 years of relevant experience
  • Must display superior job performance, positive work relationships, and a commitment to the profession.

Submit questions to:

Stacy Ledvina,     

Nominations need to be submitted no later than August 1. The Recognition Committee, in consultation with the WJCIA Board of Directors, will select the recipient. The award will be presented at the annual WJCIA meeting.