Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Justice Golden Presents Children’s Justice Project Excellence Award

Today the Wyoming Supreme Court Children’s Justice Project partnered with the Wyoming Guardians ad Litem Program, the Department of Health and the Wyoming Department of Family Services to host a conference for over 500 participants.  The three day conference, being held at Little America, is filled with distinguished faculty, highlighting national research and “front line” work in our juvenile courts, child welfare and mental health communities across Wyoming.  Dr. Bruce Perry, an international authority on Child maltreatment and the impact of trauma/neglect on the developing brain, made two presentations today highlighting his work and expertise as it was applied to traumatized children in tragedies such as the Columbine shootings, the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Oklahoma City bombing, and Hurricane Katrina.  The Children’s Justice Project Excellence Award was presented to Jackson attorney Jean Day.  Justice Golden made the presentation and emphasized the 25 years of dedicated service given by Jean Day.