San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission

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MEDIA RELEASE/CALENDAR LISTING
Media Contact:
Joan Hiser
Public Relations
San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission.

(619) 988-0774
joanhiser@gmail.com

FOR IMMIDATE RELEASE: June 18, 2013

EDITOR’S PLEASE NOTE: A list of award finalists is included. 

Juvenile Justice Commission Honors Community Employees,

And Organizations Awards Luncheon at USD, Joan Kroc Center

For Peace Studies set for Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at noon

San Diego, California: The Juvenile Justice Commission will honor community advocates from juvenile probation, child welfare services, education, law enforcement, juvenile court, judges and volunteers from all affiliated services, as well as private organizations. This awards luncheon is held to honor employees and volunteers who have personified excellence and performance above and beyond the call of duty and job description in order to improve the lives of our dependent and delinquent youth.

The awards luncheon will be held at the University of San Diego (USD) Joan Kroc Center for Peace Studies on July 18th at noon. The keynote speaker is Josh Morse, Associated Student Body President at San Diego State University. Mr. Morse had a difficult start to his life, was homeless for long periods of time, and will share his story from his homeless days to now being student president for a campus of more than 40,000 students.

The awards luncheon is held to honor employees and volunteers who have personified excellence and performance above and beyond the call of duty and job description in order to improve the lives of our dependent and delinquent youth.  Judges, educators, police, social workers, and others, will represent the commitment their organizations have to the Juvenile Justice system. The awards luncheon also honors young adults who now lead productive lives as mentors.

The awards luncheon hosts San Diego dignitaries, policy makers and newsmakers. More than 200 people, educators, elected officials, law enforcement, probation, social service agencies and community members, attended the awards luncheon last year.

Those who want to attend the awards luncheon may register by Thursday, July 11th. Tickets for the event may be purchased at a cost of $20 per person. Tables of eight can also be purchased for $140.

The awards luncheon is sponsored by The Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego (USD).

For more information about the awards luncheon, call 619-988-0774.

San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission Award Recipients:

Many high level dignitaries will be in attendance at the awards luncheon including District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Community Involvement 
North County Bar Association
Hon. Richard G. Cline

Probation:  
Craig Stover, Probation Director (KMJDF)
Naomi Eddy, CDPO2  (KMJDF)

Child Welfare Services:
Kim Ranson, Protective Services Supervisor

Juvenile Court Schools:
Kurt Christopher, Cathy O’Reilly, Greta Hulley and Katherine Mackos-Naples.

Law Enforcement:
Tony Carter, Acting Detective, SDPD, Eastern Division
Officer Jeffrey Hughes, Chula Vista Police Department (Star News Article)
Detective James Chappie Hunter, San Diego Police Department
Detective Jason Rouse, San Diego Sheriff San Marcos Station

Judges:
Hon. Carol Isackson

Juvenile Court:
Michele Linley, Chief, District Attorney’s Office

Volunteer:
Pam Medhurst, San Diego Sheriff, Search & Rescue

At Large:
Dale Carlsen, CEO, Sleep Train, Inc.

S.D. County Truancy Court Collaboration
About the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission:
The Juvenile Justice Commission of San Diego County is a state mandated, court appointed citizens’ commission. Its purpose is to inquire into the administration of Juvenile Court law, to provide leadership for citizen action and to promote an effective juvenile justice system operated in an environment of credibility, dignity, fairness and respect for the youth of San Diego County. http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/jjc/

 

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