Georgia teens selected finalists for the 2015 Innovating Justice Challenge at The Hague, Netherlands
Atlanta, Georgia – (October 25, 2015) Ima, Asha and Caleb Christian, the three teen siblings from Georgia who created the FIVE-O mobile app that allows citizens to rate, review and rank police officers, woke up to the uplifting news that they were selected as one of the three finalists for the 2015 Innovating Justice Challenge at The Hague, Netherlands.
The team made it through a rigorous screening process into the first round of the challenge, then onto a voting process in the second round where the top three scores and three wild card picks were chosen. The FIVE-O team emerged as one of the three-wildcard picks. The team’s selection for the final round means that they will pitch their innovation at the Peace Palace in The Hague on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015. The winner of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2015 receives the Innovating Justice Award 2015 and benefits from an investment of €20,000 to take their innovative idea to the next level.
The Innovating Justice Challenge is sponsored by the HiiL group, an advisory and research institute for the justice sector, based in The Hague, city of peace and justice. The Hiil group believes that innovative approaches are needed to solve the global challenge of underperforming justice systems.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen as of of the Innovating Justice finalists”, said one of the siblings, Asha Christian. “We are all excited to have this opportunity to visit the Peace Palace at the Hague and we feel incredibly humbled to be a part of the very important work of the Hiil Group to ‘make justice work’ all over the world”
Asha went on to state that only two of the siblings will attend the conference as their older sister and team member Ima Christian is currently away studying Computer Science at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.