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Judge Joan DuBuque Honored for Exemplary Contributions to Domestic Violence Prevention and CoordinationOctober 22, 2010
October 22, 2010 – King County Superior Court Judge Joan E. DuBuque was honored this evening by the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCCADV) in recognition of her many efforts to educate, promote and coordinate DV prevention services on both local and national levels.
Since 2004, Judge DuBuque has been the Chair of the King County Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Coordinated Response Project. This project involved the work of a multi-disciplinary leadership group, community participants and cooperating parties in Region Four, comprising King County.
The product of this effort was the development of the King County Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Coordinated Response Guideline, which aims to achieve safety for children and DV survivors as well as accountability for DV perpetrators to help ensure that the best interests of children are effectively protected.
Additionally, Judge DuBuque is an active member of the “Supporting Early Connections Project” which provides mental health and support services to infants and toddlers involved in dependency proceedings. She regularly trains locally and nationally on issues of family law, domestic violence, and child maltreatment for judicial officers, attorneys, advocates, and social workers.
A member of the King County Superior Court bench since 1984, initially serving as a Family Law Commissioner, Judge DuBuque was appointed to the position of judge by Governor Booth Gardner in 1989. She has served as King County Superior Court’s Chief Criminal Judge and served as a member of the court’s Executive Committee for over a decade. She was named the Champion of Justice in 2005 by the Washington State Bar Foundation and Judge of the Year in 2003 by the Washington Women Lawyers for her work in Unified Family Court.
Judge DuBuque is a 1977 cum laude graduate of the University of Puget Sound’s School of Law, and was admitted to practice in the State of Washington in 1977.
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