November 13, 2007

CA: SF juvy p.d. promoting peace

Congratulations to Patricia Lee, one of three recipients of this year's California Peace Prize:

Patricia Lee has served as a deputy public defender in San Francisco since 1978 and has practiced in the juvenile courts since 1981. She is currently the managing attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s juvenile office, and co-director of the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center, which seeks to improve the quality of representation provided by juvenile-delinquency attorneys. Lee is a founding member of Bayview MAGIC (Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities), a collaborative of 25 agencies... that develops and implements strategies to reduce youth violence...

(via e-mail from Deepthi W.)