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Georgie Scurfield
Former Chief Justice John Hendry congratulates stakeholder Child Champion Awardee Georgie Scurfield
Anne Paine
Former Chief Justice John Hendry congratulates Judge Anne Paine on receiving the judicial Child Champion Award.
John Hendry
Former Chief Justice John Hendry commends summit participants on the progress that has been made since he convened the first Nebraska Children's Summit in 2006.
Nebraska Children's Summit

Chief Justice Michael Heavican and the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative hosted Nebraska's second statewide Children's Summit in September 2009. A follow-up to the 2006 Nebraska Children's Summit in Nebraska City, the 2009 Children's Summit was attended by over 400 professionals involved in the abuse/neglect court system, including all Nebraska judges with juvenile jurisdiction, Chief Justice Heavican, Governor Dave Heineman, Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and former ACYF Commissioner Joan Ohl. Participants voted on priorities for the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative to focus on in upcoming years. The selected priorities are: (1) reduce the time to reunification (for reunified children), (2) improve systems effectiveness with parents with substance abuse issues, and (3) improve the use of parenting time to improve permanency.

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