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Champion for Change Jason Szanyi
12/14/2015, Models for Change
By Next Generation
We Want Another Jason Director of Institutional Reform, Center for Children’s Law and Policy Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. When he graduated from Harvard Law School…
Champion for Change Honorable Michael A. Nutter
12/14/2015, Models for Change
By Local Leadership
Leadership for Breaking the Cycle Mayor, City of Philadelphia Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. Mayor Michael Nutter has the rare quality of seeing how…
Champion for Change Lisa J. Bjergaard
12/14/2015, Models for Change
By State Leadership
Training for Compassion and Understanding Director, North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. Bjergaard joined the North Dakota…
Champion for Change Dr. John Chapman
12/8/2015, Models for Change
By Lucy Louisa Flower (Posthumous)
Dedicated to Improving the Outcomes of Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Court Clinic Connecticut Judicial Branch Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. John Chapman made an enormous…
Champions for Change 2014 Acceptance Videos Now Online!
1/12/2015, Models for Change
By Staff
Be sure to watch the powerful and moving acceptance speeches from our 2014 Champions for Change, now available on their individual webpages.
MacArthur Lauds Juvenile Justice Reformers
12/16/2014, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
By Gary Gately
WASHINGTON — George W. Timberlake retired from the Illinois bench in 2006 — but certainly not from juvenile justice work. Since 2004, Timberlake has devoted countless hours to five…
Judge Timberlake Honored as Champion for Change
12/15/2014, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
By Press Release
Judge George W. Timberlake, Chair of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, Honored as Champion for Change Timberlake’s Leadership Recognized at National Conference of MacArthur-supported…
Champion for Change Hernan Carvente
12/9/2014, Models for Change
By Next Generation
Out of the System to Change the System Vera Institute for Justice and CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, New York Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. Like…
Champion for Change John S. Ryals, Jr.
12/9/2014, Models for Change
By Local Leadership
Leading the Way from Anecdote to Evidence Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services Harvey, Louisiana Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. Louisiana had long operated…
Champion for Change Hon. George William Timberlake (RET)
12/9/2014, Models for Change
By State Leadership
Retired But Not Done Working Chair of the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission, Springfield, Illinois Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. There is no busier…
Champion for Change Hon. Sheri Capes Roberts
12/9/2014, Models for Change
By Lucy Louisa Flower
From Newton County to the World Newton County Court, Newton County, Georgia Read the complete 2014 Champions for Change program. From the base of a rural Georgia court room, Judge Sheri…
"Rising Starcia" - TV Evening Magazine Story on Starcia Ague
8/3/2014, Evening Magazine
By Staff
Champion for Change Starcia Ague is featured in this Evening Magazine story. "She grew up in a meth house. She says her dad ran the operation right next to her bedroom. And she says her mom was a…
Champions for Change: Action Networks
12/16/2013, Models for Change
By Action Networks
Models for Change recognizes the effective and collaborative work of ourAction Networks: Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network – National Juvenile Defender Center Mental Health and…
Champion for Change: Sarah Cusworth Walker
12/16/2013, Models for Change
By Next Generation
Deep Respect for Cultural Values University of Washington, Seattle, WA Read the complete 2013 Champions for Change program. Juvenile justice leaders frequently talk about the individual…
Champion for Change: Denna McGrew
12/16/2013, Models for Change
By Local Leadership
Assertiveness and Grace Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana, Monroe, Louisiana Read the complete 2013 Champions for Change program. Denna McGrew is an advocate at the…
Champion for Change: Senator Karen E. Spilka
12/16/2013, Models for Change
By State Leadership
Building Consensus to Better Kids’ Lives Senator, Majority Whip, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Read the complete 2013 Champions for Change program. State Senator Karen Spilka is quick…
Champions for Change: Core State Coordinators
12/8/2013, Models for Change
By Core States
Models for Change honors the dedicated work of the Core State Coordinators: Pennsylvania Models for Change – Juvenile Law Center Illinois Models for Change – Civitas ChildLaw Center…
Champion for Change: Starcia Marie Ague
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By Washington
Starcia Ague Champion for Change award, annual conference 2012 University of Washington/School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Public Behavioral Health…
Champion for Change: Lisa M. Garry
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By DMC Action Network
Lisa Garry Champion for Change award, annual conference 2012 JDAI/DMC, Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Read the complete 2012 Champions for Change program. Lisa Garry isn’t…
Champion for Change: Laura Cohen
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Eric R. Neisser Public Interest Program Rutgers School of Law-Newark Read the complete 2012 Champions for Change program. Laura Cohen Champion for…
Champion for Change: Gene Griffin
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Action Network
Gene Griffin Champion for Change award, annual conference 2012 Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Read the complete…
Champion for Change: Arthur D. Bishop
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By Illinois
Director, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Read the complete 2012 Champions for Change program. The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice was created in 2006 with a vision paralleling…
Champion for Change: Sharon Guy Hornsby
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By Louisiana
Dean, Northshore Technical Community College, Florida Parishes Campus Sharon Hornsby Champion for Change award, annual conference 2012 Read the complete 2012 Champions for Change program. …
Champion for Change: George D. Mosee, Jr.
12/3/2012, Models for Change
By Pennsylvania
Deputy District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division George Mosee Champion for Change award, annual conference 2012 Read the…
Champion for Change Joshua Dohan: A constant and driving force for indigent youth
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
Joshua Dohan Director, Youth Advocacy Department– Committee for Public Counsel Services Read the complete 2011 Champions for Change program. Colleagues describe Joshua Dohan as one of…
Champion for Change Catherine Foley Geib: No drama, big results
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Catherine Foley, 2011 Champion for Change Manager of Clinical and Educational Services Court Support Services Division, Connecticut Judicial Branch Read the complete 2011 Champions for Change…
Champion for Change Mark Masterson: Team Justice is on the job
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By DMC Action Network
Mark Masterson, 2011 Champion for Change Director, Sedgwick County Department of Corrections Read the complete 2011 Champions for Change program. Mark Masterson knows that disproportionate…
Champion for Change Carl McCurley: A passion for analyzing and improving outcomes
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By Washington
Carl McCurley, 2011 Champion for Change Director, Administrative Office of the Courts/Washington State Center for Court Research Read the complete 2011 Champions for Change program. Outcome…
Champion for Change Dane R. Bolin: Committed to reform and innovation
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By Louisiana
Director, Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services Read the complete 2011 Champions for Change program. Passionate, committed, humble, progressive, visionary: That’s how his…
Champion for Change Toni Irving: A fierce impatience for change
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By Illinois
Toni Irving, 2011 Champion for Change Deputy Chief of Staff, State of Illinois, Office of the Governor Read the complete 2011 Champions for Change program. Toni Irving combines a strong…
Champion for Change Robert L. Listenbee: Juvenile defenders must become the change
12/6/2011, Models for Change
By Pennsylvania
Robert L. Listenbee, 2011 Champion for Change Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) , Former Chief of the Juvenile Unit, Defender Association of…
Champion for Change Jason Witt
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By DMC Action Network
Deputy Director Rock County, Wisconsin Human Services Department Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” So…
Champion for Change Honorable Linda Tucci Teodosio
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Action Network
Judge, Summit County, Ohio Juvenile Court Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio is a compassionate leader, who understands the need for accountability but…
Champion for Change Robert W. Mason
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
Director of Juvenile Court for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office, Florida Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. Children in Florida once went before the court in…
Champion for Change Susan N. Dreyfus
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By Washington
Secretary, State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. When she was appointed Secretary of Washington State’s…
Champion for Change Roy L. Juncker, Jr.
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By Louisiana
Director, Jefferson Parish. Louisiana Department of Juvenile Services Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. Roy Juncker, once the Chief of Police in the small Jefferson Parish city…
Champion for Change Rick Velasquez
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By Illinois
Director, Youth Outreach Services Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. Rick Velasquez has lived in the Chicago area his entire life. Velasquez became involved with Youth Outreach…
Champion for Change Patricia Torbet
12/1/2010, Models for Change
By Pennsylvania
Senior Research Associate National Center for Juvenile Justice Read the complete 2010 Champions for Change program. When a small group of juvenile justice leaders met to dream up Models for…
Champion for Change: Hon. Patricia E. Koch
12/1/2009, Models for Change
By Louisiana
Judge Division “E” Ninth Judicial District Court, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Read the complete 2009 Champions for Change program. From the bench, or across the conference table,…
Champion for Change: Keith Snyder
12/1/2009, Models for Change
By Pennsylvania
Deputy Director Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, Pennsylvania Read the complete 2009 Champions for Change program. Simply calling Keith Snyder a “team leader” is a vast…
Champion for Change: John B. Roe IV
12/1/2009, Models for Change
By Illinois
Ogle County State’s Attorney, Oregon, Illinois Read the complete 2009 Champions for Change program. People in Illinois are standing up and taking notice of Ben Roe for his strong…
Champion for Change: Anne Lee
12/1/2009, Models for Change
By Washington
Executive Director, TeamChild Seattle, Washington Read the complete 2009 Champions for Change program. It is next to impossible to name a committee or task force addressing juvenile justice…
Champion for Change: James E. Anderson
12/1/2008, Models for Change
By Pennsylvania
Executive Director Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission Read the complete 2008 Champions for Change program. Jim Anderson is not a lawyer, and yet others depend on his knowledge…
Champion for Change: Elizabeth Clarke
12/1/2008, Models for Change
By Illinois
Founder and President Juvenile Justice Initiative Read the complete 2008 Champions for Change program. Converting research and good intentions into law takes more than making a few phone calls.…
Champion for Change: Paul Joseph Frick, PhD
12/1/2008, Models for Change
By Louisiana
Research Professor of Psychology. Chair of Department of Psychology University of New Orleans Read the complete 2008 Champions for Change program. Fair, rational, and effective are words that…
Champion for Change: Jacqueline van Wormer
12/1/2008, Models for Change
By Washington
Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court Adjunct Faculty Member, Washington State University Read the complete 2008 Champions for Change program. Jacqueline van Wormer is a problem solver…
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