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Things a Judge Wishes the Community Knew

The “things” I wish our community knew regarding the well-being of Arizona’s most vulnerable children, are things I knew very little about until just a few years ago. In July 2012, I was a relatively new superior court judge and I was about to begin a 3-year stint in juvenile...
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Notes From A Guardian ad Litem

I have been a GAL for almost 16 years and there are a few things I wish foster parents knew. My job is to represent the best interest of the child. I do not represent the foster parents. As much as I like you as a placement or think the...
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The Unexpected Phone Call

“I know he will be loved, safe, and happy with you.” Those were the words that my cousin said to me when I received the phone call that changed my life. That day we had just attended our first class to become licensed foster parents and had no clue that...
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Meet Our Team: Michelle

I am a native of Arizona and grew up in Chandler. I went to Grand Canyon University and graduated with my degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. I’ve taught elementary school for 10 years, and attained two more masters degrees while teaching. Then, I took time off so I...
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The Beauty of Instead

We didn’t get “congratulations.” Instead they said, “oh, I could never do that. I’d get too attached.” We did it anyway. We didn’t get to have a baby shower. Instead, we spent nine months practicing CPR on a plastic doll and trying to find the exact right fire extinguisher in...
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