Children's Law Center Receives Funding for Judicial Training

Children's Law CenterThe Corinne Wolfe Children's Law Center, through generous funding from the J.F. Maddox Foundation, will be partnering with the National Judicial College (NJC) and the New Mexico Judicial Education Center to offer a Children and the Law course in late 2012. The two-day course will be presented to 25 judges who preside in children's court cases in New Mexico state and tribal courts.

The foundation, based in Lea County, is “proud to support this effort that will benefit not only New Mexico judges, but also the children and families they serve," said Don Maddox, a former New Mexico state district judge and a member of the Board of Directors of the Maddox Foundation.

The Maddox Foundation has previously supported the center's training efforts, providing funding in 2000 for the center to deliver training on effective child advocacy for CASA and CRB Volunteers. 

“The Children’s Law Center is very pleased about this collaboration and about the Maddox Foundation's generosity,” said Beth Gillia (`97), the center’s director. “Grant funding like this allows the center to provide cost-effective, high quality judicial education programs specifically to in-state children's court judges.”

February 21, 2012