National Safe Place Network Announces 2021 Award Recipients

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) recognized several individuals, organizations, and businesses during its 2021 national awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 28 at Focus 2021 held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are honored to celebrate youth service professionals, volunteers, advocates, and community partners who have made a positive difference in the lives of youth and families,” said Laurie Jackson, President/CEO of NSPN. “The 2021 NSPN Award recipients have contributed their time, money, expertise, and voices to ensure youth safety and for that, we are grateful.”

NSPN is proud to recognize the following 2021 NSPN Award winners:

  • Community Involvement Award – Terrible Herbst
  • Culture of Respect Award – Dr. Frank McAlpin
  • Executive Leadership Award – Susan Frankel, National Runaway Safeline
  • Helping Hands Volunteer Award – Anne and Dan Henriksen, 360 Youth Services
  • HEREOS for Youth Award – Dr. Diane Tanaka, Children’s Hospital L.A.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Mark Wolf and Susan Harmon, formerly of National Safe Place Network
  • Model Program Award – “Value You” Campaign, Bellefaire JCB
  • Safe Place® Coordinator of the Year Award – Hanna Tacha, Youth Services Tulsa
  • Youth in Action Award – National Youth Advisory Board, National Network for Youth
  • Together We Can Award – David Mount, Seton Youth Shelters
  • Essential Voice Award – Mark Horvath, Invisible People

Congratulations once again to all of the 2021 NSPN award winners. Visit to read more about the awards and their winners. Nominations for the 2022 NSPN awards can be submitted at