The NCJFCJ Honors Choose David D. King as 2021 Innovator of the Yr Recipient at Annual Justice Innovation Awards

The Nationwide Council of Juvenile and Household Court docket Judges (NCJFCJ) introduced Choose David D. King of the New Hampshire Circuit Court docket because the Innovator of the Yr Award recipient in the course of the seventh-annual Justice Innovation Awards ceremony on the NCJFCJ’s 84th Annual Convention. Choose King was acknowledged for his work and efforts to innovatively rethink, reimagine, and redefine justice for youngsters and households, thus advancing the NCJFCJ’s imaginative and prescient—a society by which each household and little one has entry to honest, equal, efficient, and well timed justice.

The Innovator of the Yr Award honors an lively, in-good-standing NCJFCJ member who has impressed, sponsored, promoted or led an innovation or accomplishment of nationwide significance in juvenile justice, little one abuse and neglect, household regulation, and/or home violence.

“Choose King has been instrumental in reimagining New Hampshire’s courts into one built-in circuit courtroom which features a household division that enables judges to specialize within the distinctive wants households current in courtroom,” mentioned Choose Hiram Puig-Lugo, NCJFCJ president. “We applaud him for his progressive pondering to assist maintain households collectively and enhance kids’s lives within the face of the pandemic, reorganization of employees and processes, and state price range cuts.”

Choose King was instrumental within the formation of a courtroom division dedicated to household and juvenile justice points, which embody little one safety, home violence, home relations, little one help, delinquency, guardianships, termination of parental rights, and adoption. By means of his management, all household judges within the New Hampshire Circuit Court docket turned NCJFCJ members to develop into higher judges by way of coaching, technical help, and judicial training. The creation of the Household Division allows a single choose to listen to all instances affecting a single household.

Choose King established a central name middle to streamline communications with useful and educated employees. He and his group introduced digital submitting to instances within the state, which included the centralization of probate filings and guardianships to an internet course of. Throughout COVID-19, he and his employees labored with the Statewide Coalition In opposition to Home and Sexual Violence with a brand new system to file e-petitions for protecting orders with the assistance of an advocate. Choose King designed and carried out the expertise programs wanted for the continuation of pleadings and hearings in the course of the disaster with restricted sources. Choose King oversaw the growth of Various Dispute Decision to small claims instances with a 95% settlement price in the course of the pandemic.

“All of those improvements have allowed judges and courtroom professionals to service the advanced wants of kids and households in New Hampshire,” mentioned Choose Susan B. Carbon of the ninth Circuit Court docket Household Division in Manchester and NCJFCJ past-president. “That determine of innovation is Choose King. It’s a testomony to his management that entry to justice has prevailed within the face of this daunting disaster. I, alongside with my colleagues, imagine that he’s a champion and visionary for youngsters and households. He has been instrumental in implementing many constructive modifications within the New Hampshire courtroom system.” 

The NCJFCJ additionally honored the Jackson County Professional Bono Attorneys with the Impression of the Yr Award for his or her dedication to kids and households within the Jackson County Household Court docket.

Based in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based NCJFCJ is the nation’s oldest judicial membership group, centered on bettering the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and household courts. The NCJFCJ serves an estimated 30,000 juvenile and household courtroom professionals and is exclusive in offering practice-based sources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

Contact: Chrisie Yabu

Supply: Nationwide Council of Juvenile and Household Court docket Judges