On April 27th, the 36th District Court celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! This year’s national theme was “Count on Me!” which highlighted the importance of teamwork, responsibility, and accountability.
A welcoming ceremony with Chief Judge Nancy M. Blount and Court Administrator, Kelli Moore Owen kicked off the day, as well as individual “photo ops” with the Chief Judge! Ms. Owen stated "each of your parents play an important role for the Court and we count on them daily to perform the Court's obligations". Twenty-six children, along with their parents, toured the Court, explored its departments, and met with several members of Court staff. The students had the opportunity to learn about important topics such as Jury Service, Probation, and Court security.
They also observed different types of Court proceedings, and participated in a lunchtime “Q&A” session with the Chief Judge, Chief Judge Pro Tem Prentis Edwards, Jr., Judge Adrienne Hinnant-Johnson, Judge B. Pennie Millender, Judge Cylenthia LaToye Miller and Judge Michael Wagner. Students were also greeted by Department Directors, Attorneys, Prosecutors, Police Officers and others who communicated the importance of public service. At the end of the program, each participant was given an official certificate from the Chief Judge and Court Administrator, in addition to a gift bag!
The day gave each student the opportunity to learn about public service and the justice system, while allowing their proud parents to share what they work so hard to achieve every day. The Court recognizes and embraces the importance of educational events such as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and planning has already begun for next year!