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Murray earns national recognition for work with children, families involved in court

Judge Marshall B. Murray
Judge Marshall B. Murray

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Marshall B. Murray was selected by Gov. Scott Walker as a recipient of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Commissioner's Award to recognize his work with children and families in the court system. Murray will receive the award at the National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans in April. The conference will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

The award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.  Murray has served on the Children's Court Improvement Program and the Wisconsin Judicial Committee on Child Welfare, and as a faculty member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence. He has worked to establish the Milwaukee Model Court Project, which works to reduce the number of children placed out of the home and increase efficiency in family court case processing, and Reunification Day, which recognizes families who have regained custody of their children. He has led training sessions for judges across the state on promoting efficiency and youth participation in custody and permanency cases. In 2012, he was named "Jurist of the Year" by the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

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