Supreme Judicial Court Announces Judicial Special Service Award for 2008

January 7, 2009

Chief Justice Leigh. I. Saufley announced that the Maine Judiciary’s “Special Service Award” for 2008 has been awarded to the employees of the Family Division.

In April 2008, the Judicial Branch hosted “Moving Mountains: A Summit on Childhood Development, Parental Participation and Permanency Success.” The employees of the Family Division developed and produced this two-day conference designed to improve the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in the State’s child welfare system.

450 people from varying professional disciplines, including members of the bench, the bar, guardians ad litem, parents, and others who are involved in child protective court matters attended the conference. In making the award the Chief Justice said, “The employees’ work in organizing the conference, developing the agenda, engaging the speakers, as well attending to the myriad details that go into organizing a conference of this magnitude was outstanding.”

The Family Division is located in Augusta, and the employees are: Tracie Adamson, Lindsay Camire, Sarah Cross, Karen Grossman, Trisha Rossignol, Kirsten Skorpen, and Lisa Waitt.