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Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children

 


Chair, Members & Staff


Executive Director

Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, Former Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State; Executive Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law and Senior Associate Dean for Operations, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Commission Members (as of 9/30/2016)

Hon. Tony Avella, Chair, Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families

Hon. Michele Pirro Bailey, Family Court Judge, Onondaga Family Court

Deborah Benson, Executive Director, New York State Council on Children and Families

Steven Blatt, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Grace Bonilla, Esq., President, Committee for Hispanic Children & Families

Angela Burton, Esq., Director of Quality Enhancement, Parent Representation, New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services

Hon. Gladys Carrión, Esq., Commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services

Hon. Michael Corriero, Director, New York Center for Juvenile Justice; Retired Justice, Supreme Court Criminal Term, New York County

Michele Cortese, Esq., Executive Director, Center for Family Representation

Hon. Edmund Dane, Supervising Judge, Nassau County Family Court

Hon. Kathie E. Davidson, Supervising Judge, Family Courts, Ninth Judicial District

Hon. Monica Drinane, Retired Supervising Judge, New York City Family Court, Bronx County

Hon. MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner, New York State Education Department

Sheila Evans-Tranumn, Trustee, Casey Family Programs Board of Trustees

Karen Freedman, Esq., Executive Director, Lawyers for Children

Judy Gerber, Esq., Educational Consultant

Michael Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Hon. Michael Griffith, Supervising Judge Family Courts, 8th Judicial District, Family, County and Surrogate Court Judge

Hon. Anne-Marie Jolly, Deputy Administrative Judge, New York City Family Court

Mary F. Kelly, Esq., Kelly and Knaplund

Hon. Howard Levine, Former Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals; Senior Counsel, Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP

Hon. Donna Lupardo, Chair, Assembly Children and Families Committee

Hon. Karen Lupuloff, Supervising Judge, New York City Family Court, New York County

Robert Maccarone, Deputy Commissioner and Director, Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Hon. Edwina Mendelson, Family Court Judge, New York City Family Courts

Hon. Sondra Miller, Retired Associate Justice Appellate Division, Second Department

Robert W. Motta, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology; Director, Hofstra’s Child & Family Trauma Institute

Hon. Jane Pearl, Judge, New York City Family Court, New York County

Hon. Karen Peters, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Third Department

Hon. Sheila Poole, Acting Commissioner, New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Hon. Rosalyn Richter, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department

Ronald E. Richter, Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Child Care Association

Hon. Jeanette Ruiz, Administrative Judge, New York City Family Court

Hon. Helene Sacco, Supervising Judge, Richmond County Family Court

Andrew Schepard, Esq., Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Hon. Carol Sherman, Supervising Judge, New York City Family Court, Bronx County

Jane Spinak, J.D., Professor, Columbia Law School 

Tamara Steckler, Esq., Attorney-in-Charge, Juvenile Rights Practice, Legal Aid Society

Hon. Leslie Stein, Associate Judge, Court of Appeals

Hon. Carol Stokinger, Supervising Judge, New York City Family Court, Queens County

Bonnie Strauss, Broadcast Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker

Hon. Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health

Hon. Margaret Walsh, Judge, Albany County Family Court

Harriet Weinberger, Esq., Director, Attorney for the Child Program, Appellate Division 2nd Department

Hon. Amanda White, Supervising Judge, Kings County Family Court

Commission Staff


Executive Director

Kathleen R. DeCataldo, Esq.

Deputy Director

Toni A. Lang, Ph.D.