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SHADES: Recent Awards SHADES is the recipient of several recent awards for its contributions to the Los Angeles community and as an innovative model for juvenile justice. Awards include:
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County of Los Angeles Productivity and Quality Award
SHADES program collaborators were awarded the Top Ten Award and Best Teamwork Award by the County of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission at the 27th Annual "Saluting County Excellence" event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, on October 16, 2013. Photo caption: Beverly LeMay and Linda Blanshay of the Museum of Tolerance join with partners to receive the Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality Award for the SHADES program. Also pictured are: Edward McIntyre, Commission Chair and William T. Fujioka, CEO, Jackie Lacey, District Attorney, representatives of the LA County Probation Department, and Camilo Cruz, Sylvia White-Irby and Leslye Kasoff of the LA Superior Court with the Honorable David S. Wesley, Presiding Judge (center), founder of the SHADES program.
National Association for Court Management
The Association's Justice Achievement Award Subcommittee selected SHADES for the 2013 Justice Achievement Honorable Mention Award. One of the goals of the award is to provide a forum for sharing successful programs with other jurisdictions. It was presented to representatives of the Los Angeles Superior Court at the NACM Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on July 15, 2013.
ADL Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate
The Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League honored Judge David Wesley on March 13, 2012 for his efforts to end bullying by young people and specifically having "created SHADES, a landmark teen court program that provides an opportunity for selected juvenile offenders in trouble for bullying and committing hate incidents to be questioned, judged and sentenced by a jury of their peers." The ADL, one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted to combating racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of bigotry, presented the award at a luncheon in West Los Angeles.