The Council for Court Excellence works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts and related agencies in the Washington metropolitan area. Formed in Washington, DC in January 1982, the Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization.
The Justice Potter Stewart Award is given annually to individuals who exemplify the very best in the administration of justice. Nominees should be an individual or organization whose contribution to the administration of justice, the legal system, or the administrative aspects of government in the Washington, DC metropolitan area has been significant and sustained.
During CCE's annual December board meeting, the organization's Executive Committee presented longtime Board Director Steve Grafman with the Horsky Award, given to board directors in recognition of their exemplary service to the Council.
On Thursday, December 10, 2015, CCE held its annual December board meeting and program. This years program was titled "Beyond Second Chances: What is Working and What is Needed to Help Returning Citizens Succeed", pointing to CCE's reentry work that goes back to 2006 and includes legislative proposals, policy recommendations, and structural reform in the areas of expungement, unemployment and recidivism, parole, and clemency.