Courageous Citizen Awards

  • District Attorney Jackie Lacey recognizes five individuals during April's Courageous Citizen Awards in Pasadena, CA.
  • District Attorney Jackie Lacey recognized six Courageous Citizen Award honorees at an August 2016 ceremony in Long Beach.
  • Four Courageous Citizens were honored at a October 2016 ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.

The District Attorney’s Courageous Citizen Award was first presented in 1986 to commend individuals who have acted with courage and at considerable personal risk to help a victim of crime, assist in the capture of a suspect or testify in the face of extraordinary pressures.

Courageous Citizen Awards are presented at regional luncheons hosted by local service organizations. Award recipients are nominated by deputy district attorneys and others in the office.

It is the hope of the District Attorney’s Office that this kind of public recognition inspires others to do the right thing when the time calls.

To learn more about the remarkable members of the community who have received the District Attorney's Courageous Citizen Award, read the programs of our most recent ceremonies: