CJC'S CHRISTIAN KERVICK IS THE 2010 TONY GOBAR OUTSTANDING JUVENILE JUSTICE SPECIALIST AWARD RECIPIENT
On Monday, April 12, 2010 at a special luncheon held during the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. Christian Kervick was awarded the Tony Gobar Outstanding Juvenile Justice Specialist Award. The award is presented annually to a single Juvenile Justice Specialist that has demonstrated exemplary service and commitment to the juvenile justice community.
Sited in Mr. Kervick’s nomination was eleven years of dedication to the Delaware Criminal Justice Community, specifically the past eight years as Delaware’s Juvenile Justice Specialist. As Delaware’s Juvenile Justice Specialist, he has assisted and collaborated with state agencies and local organizations in helping reform and provide a better juvenile justice system in our state. Additionally, Mr. Kervick has provided information, commentary and connections from the federal government to the local levels of government. Christian helped draft Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) reports for committee approval as well as providing training and assistance to new JJAG members.
There are two signature projects Mr. Kervick worked on that were sited in his nomination. Those two programs are the Nativity Preparatory School of Wilmington and the Delaware Girls Initiative; both of which can be characterized as strong programs with dedication and commitment to improving the juvenile justice system, as well as having continuous compassion and concern for juveniles and advocates.
In recognition of Mr. Kervick’s recent award, he has been presented congratulatory correspondence from United States Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Hon. Thomas R. Carper, United States Senator , Hon. Michael N. Castle, United States Congress and Hon. Edward E. Kaufman, United States Senator. The Council joins Vice President Biden, Senator Carper and Senator Kaufman in acknowledging Mr. Kervick for his dedication and commitment to the Delaware criminal justice community.