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2011 Champions for Change

Champions for Change are individuals working with Models for Change in their states who have positively affected the lives of justice-involved youth, their families, and communities in ways that provide pathways away from delinquencyand re-offending, and that increase their potential to lead successful lives and build positive relationships.

Each of the 2011 Champions for Change has distinguished themself not only by alongtime commitment to creating change on behalf of youth, but because of theirinnovative and creative use of resources provided by Models for Change. These resources were adapted to local conditions and used to extend available capabilities to achieve deeper insights, more evidence-based practices and policies better suited to the needs of justice-involved youth.

Champions are nominated by their peers from each of the Models for Change Core States and from each of the three Models for Change Action Networks.

You can download the full program from the Awards Reception here.

Read about each of our Champions and see a short tribute video by clicking on the links below:

Joshua Dohan, Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network Champion for Change
Director, Youth Advocacy Department– Committee for Public Counsel Services
Roxbury, Massachusetts

Catherine Foley GeibMental Health and Juvenile Justice Action Network Champion for Change 
Manager of Clinical & Educational Services Court Support Services Division, Connecticut Judicial Branch
Wethersfield, Connecticut

Mark MastersonDisproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Action Network Champion for Change 
Director, Sedgwick County Department of Corrections
Wichita, Kansas

Carl McCurley, Washington Champion for Change
Director, Administrative Office of the Courts/Washington State Center for Court Research
Olympia, Washington

Dane R. BolinLouisiana Champion for Change
Director, Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Toni Irving, Illinois Champion for Change
Deputy Chief of Staff, State of Illinois, Office of the Governor
Chicago, Illinois

Robert L. Listenbee, Pennsylvania Champion for Change
Chief of the Juvenile Unit, Defender Association of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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