Awards & Recognitions

2018 White Ribbon Night Ambassador- Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. – February 23, 2018

District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz was recognized as the 2018 White Ribbon Night Ambassador by the Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. He was awarded this honor for:

  • His commitment to protect victims of domestic violence, witnesses and their families- believing we all have the right to live without fear.
  • His Domestic Violence Unit which specializes in domestic violence prosecutions and advocating on behalf of victims.
  • For hosting numerous trainings for law enforcement on domestic violence issues.
  • For training schools on how to assist child victims and witnesses of crime, including domestic violence in the home, through his Childhood Trauma Initiative.

“He is the epitome of what it means to be a Love Life Now White Ribbon Night Ambassador, and we are honored to salute him.”

2016 Impact Award, Bridgewater State University- May, 11, 2016

  • District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz was recognized by the Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement at Bridgewater State University in recognition of his extraordinary work in the region to address the opioid and drug addiction epidemic.

Exceptional Leadership, Covanta Energy – October 24, 2013

  • District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz awas recognized for exceptional leadership in protecting local residents and the environment from the improper disposal of drugs.

2010 Excellence in Public Service Award,  BAMSI – March 18, 2010

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz received the Excellence in Public Service Award for his innovative strategies to reduce violent crimes in Plymouth County, along with his highly successful partnership with BAMSI through the Plymouth County Children´s Advocacy Center.

District Attorney Tim Cruz is Honored as a White Ribbon Champion – March 2, 2010

  • On March 2, 2010 in celebration of the third annual statewide White Ribbon Day at the Statehouse, District Attorney Cruz was named one of the few White Ribbon Day Champions for the year and asked to lead the hall in the recitation of the White Ribbon Day pledge.
  • Along with his participation in the State House event, the District Attorney has been a White Ribbon Day Ambassadors since the statewide day began three years ago.   Being a White Ribbon Day Ambassador means the District Attorney has joined the statewide campaign to serve as an example to others.
  • The District Attorney has been serving as an example to others in his own county for the past ten years as the co-chair to the Plymouth County White Ribbon Campaign.   The District Attorney shares this position with the Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald Jr.

2009 Community Service Award,  Massachusetts Bar Association – December 10, 2009

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was named this year´s Community Service Recipient, in recognition of his service as District Attorney and for the contributions that he has made to his community.    The honor was presented at a reception held at Thorny Lea Golf Club, in Brockton, MA.

District Attorney Tim Cruz named “Gala Star Honoree” – September, 2007

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was named this year´s Gala Honoree, in recognition of his support for the Boys and Girls Club.    The honor was presented at the Boys and Girls Club´s annual “Evening under the Stars Gala”.

Verizon Wireless has recognized District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz and the Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office, with a “HopeLine® Hero” Award – May, 2007

  • Verizon Wireless has recognized the Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office, led by Timothy J. Cruz, with a “HopeLine® Hero” award for their tremendous support of the company´s program to support survivors of domestic violence.
  • The Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider through phone drives and at Communications Stores nationwide.   Phones that can be refurbished are sold and those without value are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.   Proceeds are used to provide wireless phones, airtime and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Bridgewater State University,  April 21, 2006

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was recognized for his continued service to the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

S.T.O.P. Safe Teen OUI Prevention, Silver Lake Regional High School, PTO,  April 2006

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was recognized for his continued commitment to the students, parents and community of Silver Lake High School.

2nd Annual Ally Award, The ALLY Foundation – August, 2004

  • The ALLY Foundation was established in memory of Alexandra Zapp.   Its mission is to prevent opportunities for violent sex offences, to educate the public, and advocate for necessary changes in culture, attitude and legal policy.

Partnership for Safer Communities- National Night Out Against Crime, August 2004,   August 2002

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was recognized for his continued support for the National Night Out Against Crime annual event.

OFS Summer Sports Program, 2004

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was awarded a plaque in appreciation for his support to the OFS Summer Sports Program.

Outstanding Local Prosecutor´s Office, 2004 Project Safe Neighborhoods Achievement Awards, United States Department of Justice – June, 2004

  • Project Safe Neighborhood is President Bush´s comprehensive initiative to combat gun crime in America by providing locally-based programs with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz received this honor for his leadership and continual hard work in the community.

Community Service Award for 2003,  Brockton Housing Authority – February, 2004

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz was recognized for his exemplary service to the citizens of Plymouth County and in appreciation for continuous commitment to the safety and education of all our children.

Massachusetts State Police

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz received a Certificate of Appreciation, In grateful appreciation of the time and energy extended on behalf of the Department of the State Police.

Hanson Drug Education Program,  2002-2016

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz is recognized annually for his continued support and committed service to the Hanson Police Department’s Drug Education Program.

Hingham Drug Education Program, 2002-2016

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz is recognized annually for his continued support and committed service to the Hanson Police Department’s Drug Education Program.

West Bridgewater Drug Education Program,  2002- 2016

  • District Attorney Timothy Cruz is recognized annually for his continued support and committed service to the West Bridgewater Police Department’s Drug Education Program.

Whitman  Drug Education Program,  2002-2016

  • District Attorney Cruz was recognized for his continued support and committed service to the Whitman Police Department’s Drug Education Program

National College of District Attorneys,  December 2002

  • In recognition of successful completion of the Forensic Evidence Course.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National District Attorney’s Association, March 2002

  • In recognition for participation in the National Conference on Juvenile Justice