Thursday, August 10, 2006
L.A. County Officials to Honor Judge Michael Nash Tonight for Supporting Adoption
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash is to be honored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Children and Family Services tonight for his efforts on behalf of adoption.
Officials said that Supervisor Michael Antonovich and DCFS Acting Director Joan Smith will make the presentation at the annual All For the Love of Kids dinner, a fundraiser for the DCFS Families and Childrenís Services Trust Fund, at the Edwards Renaissance 14 Theatres in Alhambra.
The fund provides foster children with goods and services that cannot be paid for with public funds, including orthodontia, school clothing, educational trips, special medical needs, music lessons, and team sports. The fund made $115,000 in donations last year, the Superior Court said in a release.
Nash is presiding judge of the juvenile court, and has held that post or the position of supervising judge of the dependency courts since 1995. He is winding up a term on the California Judicial Council, and has served as co-chair of the councilís Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee and as its representative to a task force of the California Attorney General on the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.
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