(Reno, Nev.) – The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) has named District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Karen Aileen Howze (Ret.) as Judge-in-Residence.
As the NCJFCJ’s Judge-in-Residence, Howze will work extensively on curriculum development across judicial engagement and education projects including comprehensive technical assistance to judges, justice for families, judicial engagement network, and elder abuse while enabling the collaboration of family violence and domestic relations professionals on a national level. Howze will relocate to Reno, Nev.
Howze’s professional expertise spans the gamut of juvenile and family law including domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and neglect, juvenile justice, civil protection orders, adoption and foster care, adolescent health, and diversity issues.
Howze was appointed to the Superior Court’s Family Court in October 2002 after practicing law as a solo practitioner following a 20-year career as a newspaper reporter, editor and news executive in Detroit, San Francisco, Long Island, N.Y., Rochester, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. During her time on the bench, Howze presided over more than 400 abuse and neglect cases in Family Court, criminal and civil cases in the Domestic Violence Unit, and arraignments and District offenses in the Criminal Division.
“Karen Howze’s time on the bench is a living example of the core principle of the NCJFCJ—that a judicial officer is not only an adjudicator, but also a problem solver and community leader,” said Judge Katherine Tennyson, NCJFCJ president. “She has vast experience in child welfare…
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