Session V: The Santa Clara Experience - A Judge’s Perspective

Hon. Katherine Lucero, Supervising Judge, Santa Clara County Superior Court

In this session, Judge Lucero will discuss the impact of the Greenbook Initiative and related efforts in her jurisdiction including improved responses, the decreased likelihood of children’s removal from home, and increased parental involvement in voluntary services. Judge Lucero will highlight the need to convene stakeholders for tough conversations that can create cross-sector policy changes, shifts in perceptions, and breakthroughs of real or perceived barriers. She will also share her perceptions on championing work that can sustain past efforts and help develop new ones.

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