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Superior Court Program Receives Award for Assistance During Navy Yard Shooting

on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:56

DC Superior Court CVCP Staff (left to right) Donald Younger, Director, Laura Banks-Reed, & Carmella Gonzalez
On Monday, June 23rd, the Navy bestowed the Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) an Award of Merit for Group Achievement for its immediate response to victims and families of victims affected by the Navy Yard shooting last September.  CVCP Director Laura Banks-Reed accepted the award at the naval base in Southwest DC.  Reed was accompanied by two members of her staff, Donald Younger and Carmella Gonzalez, along with the Executive Director of the DC Courts Anne Wicks and Clerk of the Superior Court Duane Delaney.

Hearing news of the award, Superior Court Chief Judge Satterfield said:

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DC Courts in the Community - June Family & Community Health Fair

on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:26

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On Saturday, June 14th, the DC Courts participated in the Annual June Family and Community Health Fair in the Michigan Park neighborhood.  Volunteers from our Court staff informed District residents about the Courts’ self-help resource centers, facts about jury duty, and Court events. 

Hosted by the HSC Health Care System, the June Fair is organized to assist families and educate communities about resources and organizations assisting children with special needs.

White House Drug Policy Director Speaks at DC Drug Court Intervention Program Graduation, Celebrates National Drug Court Month

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:49

Photo by Anita Jarman (Pictured left to right: Judge Gregory Jackson, Drug Court Judge; Michael Botticelli, Acting Director-Office of National Drug Control Policy; Clifford Keenan, Director - Pretrial Services Agency for the District of Columbia
In celebration of National Drug Court Month, President Obama’s top Drug Policy Advisor, Michael Botticelli, delivered the keynote address at the DC Superior Court’s Drug Intervention Program Graduation and Progression Ceremony.  “Twenty-six years ago I sat in the same place, but I made that very wise decision to seek help and get treated,” stated Botticelli.

DC Courts Celebrate Public Service Recognition Week with Employee Rally

on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:38

On Friday, May 9th, the DC Courts hosted the first Public Service Recognition Week Rally to celebrate the outstanding work of DC Courts’ employees and their exemplification of the Courts’ values: accountability, excellence, fairness, integrity, respect, and transparency.  More than 200 Court staff and judges were welcomed as military veterans and families were honored by the Courts’ Executive Officer Anne Wicks. 

Photo by Jose Idler

Both Clerks of the Court, Julio Castillo, Court of Appeals, and Duane Delaney, Superior Court, spoke of how the Courts connect to DC residents daily through various resources and

Judges in the Community

on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 17:52

DC Superior Community Court Judges visit Citizen Advisory Councils in the Third and Sixth Districts

Pictured: 6D Misdemeanor Community Court Judge Judith Macaluso and 3D Misdemeanor Community Court Judge Zoe Bush address citizens about the significance of the Superior Court's Community Court program 

 

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DC Superior Court's Crime Victims Compensation Program Receives Special Recognition on Capitol Hill

on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:49

DC Superior Court CVCP: Carmella Gonzalez, Laura Banks-Reed (Director), Donald Younger (picture by Anita Jarman)
On April 10, 2014 the DC Superior Court’s Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) was recognized by the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus “for their work in the immediate response and aftermath of the Washington Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2014.”  The award was received by Laura Banks-Reed, CVCP Program Director, along with Donald Younger, and Carmella Gonzalez.

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