National Crimebeat is the youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association and is governed by trustees who are mainly former High Sheriffs. A number of changes have been introduced by the trustees in the past couple of years. It no longer has any paid employees, and the raising of sponsorship and organising of the annual award ceremony is undertaken by the trustees who do not receive any form of remuneration. National Crimebeat now focuses on providing a prestigious annual awards ceremony to give recognition to the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people aged between 5 and 25years.
Since 2012 we have introduced two categories for projects and the entries can come from the whole of England and Wales from ANY organisation whatever its name might be. Each entry has to be endorsed by the project’s County High Sheriff as the link between the project and the judging process.