CFCC Wins Award from National Judicial Organization

The Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts(CFCC) has earned the 2023 Impact of the Year Award from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). This accolade is a tribute to CFCC’s exceptional efforts in rethinking,reimagining, and redefining justice for children and families, according to the NCJFCJ. The award was presented in July.

“The NCJFCJ is proud to recognize CFCC’s dedication to redefining justice for children and families with programs that are making a profound difference in the lives of those they serve,” said NCJFCJ President Judge Gayl Branum Carr. “It is truly commendable. We applaud the organization for advancing the NCJFCJ’s vision of a society where every family and child has access to fair, equal, effective, and timely justice.” 

“We are honored to receive this award in recognition of the years we have spent working with Baltimore’s most vulnerable youth and their families to increase their engagement in school,” said CFCC Faculty Director Shanta Trivedi, referring specifically to CFCC’s Truancy Court Program. “We are grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the judiciary and collectively brainstorm ways to minimize harms caused by legal system interaction. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the community and bench to support families in Baltimore and beyond.”

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