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Spilka Named Champion for Change in Juvenile Justice Reform

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 1:29 pm on December 16, 2013
Dec. 19, 2013 - Spilka recognized for leadership on juvenile justice reforms in MA.

Senator Karen Spilka accepts the Champion for Change award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative, in recognition of her leadership on a broad range of juvenile justice reforms in Massachusetts.
From left to right: Cecely Reardon, Attorney in Charge, Youth Advocacy Division; State Senator Will Brownsberger; Hon. Paula Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court; Joel Loitherstein; State Senator Karen Spilka; Ed Kelley, President and CEO, Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps; Tom Grisso, Director of Psychiatry and Director of the Law-Psychiatry Program, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Anthony Benedetti, Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services; Naoka Carey, Executive Director, Citizens for Juvenile Justice.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - State Senator Karen Spilka has been named a Champion for Change in juvenile justice reform by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative. She was recognized at the 8th annual Models for Change national conference on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in Washington, D.C. for her leadership on a broad range of juvenile justice reforms in Massachusetts.

The Models for Change Executive Committee selected Senator Spilka from 16 nominees from across the country in the Champion for Change in State Leadership category. Senator Spilka was nominated for the award by a group of Massachusetts advocates, researchers and organizations representing a wide array of stakeholders in the juvenile justice system. In nominating Senator Spilka, they praised ...[read more]


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