2016 Bring Your Child to Work Day!
The Court’s Bring Your Child to Work Day held on April 28th was a GREAT success. This year’s national theme was Sparking Aha! Moments, which represents the greatness of imagination and new ideas. Nearly 20 children escorted their parents to work for a full day of learning, fun, food, and exploration of the Court. Many activities were enjoyed by all including a welcoming ceremony with Chief Judge Nancy M. Blount and Court Administrator, Kelli Moore Owen. The children were taken on many exciting excursions throughout the Court and had the opportunity to walk through the detention area, peek into holding cells and observe court proceedings in progress. They were greeted by Department Directors, Attorneys, Prosecutors, Police Officers and others who explained their role and discussed what it means to be a public servant. Each child had a photo opportunity on the bench, and yes, they were allowed to use the gavel! During a delicious lunch, the children had the opportunity to satisfy their curious minds and ask several judges questions about the law, career paths, and Court. At the closing ceremony of this very eventful day, Chief Judge Blount presented each child with a certificate of attendance and a thank-you gift.
The day was so rewarding by encouraging the children to learn about the justice system and public service, while affording the proud, hard-working 36th District Court parents the opportunity to share their profession and workday with their most prized possessions. The Court is excited to continue this worthwhile tradition to inspire our youth to look to tomorrow with excitement and fuel young minds. We look forward to an even more successful Bring Your Child to Work Day in 2017.