National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwest
Agency of the Year Award for Outstanding Service, September 2016

Given for JHA's work in shining a light on the intersection of untreated mental health problems and prison, and advocating for treatment, not punishment, for those who suffer from mental illness.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, 2015

JHA will use its $500,000 MacArthur Award to establish an innovation fund, as well as to enhance its communications, public outreach, and volunteer coordination capacities.

Models for Change
Leadership in Illinois Juvenile Justice Reform, October 2012


United Way
Leadership Platinum Award, 2000

Given to JHA for excellence in community involvement and support