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The Hank Pirowski Award

The Hank Pirowski Award recognizes individuals and/or veterans working in veterans treatment courts (VTCs) that exemplify leadership, innovation, and professionalism. Named in honor of the coordinator of the nation’s first VTC, the Hank Pirowski Award will be presented at RISE23.


  • Nominations are due Friday, April 7, 2023.
  • Nominees must be individuals providing direct services in a VTC program, veteran mentor(s) volunteering in a VTC program, or individuals working within VTCs to expand, improve, or sustain the model.

Direct questions to Justice For Vets Director Scott Tirocchi at

Who may nominate: Nominations may be made by VTC coordinators, professional members of an operational VTC program, program alumni, NADCP members, NADCP executive staff, or members of the NADCP Board of Directors.

Nomination and selection process: Nominations will be reviewed by members of the NADCP Veterans Treatment Court Committee. Selected nominees will be presented to the NADCP Nominations, Orientation, and Awards Committee for approval. More than one award may be given.

Award presentation: The award(s) will be presented at RISE23.

Nomination Form