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|April 20, 2004
Holland, Director of Communications
Children Trade Day of Vacation
for Day at Court as Part of Suffolk County Juvenile
Your Son and Daughter to Work Day"
The children of Suffolk County Juvenile Court
employees will get a glimpse of their parents' profession
and are even giving up a day of their coveted Spring vacation
to become miniature versions of them as part of Suffolk
County Juvenile Court Probation Department's "Take Your Son
and Daughter to Work Day." The event will take place
on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at the Edward
W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon Street, Boston. The
event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with
a 2:30 p.m. mock trial.
Thirty children, ages 8 to 14, will report
to work at 8:30 a.m. and be given a role assignment. The
children will take on the roles of probation officers, court
officers, witnesses, attorneys and a judge. They will go
on a tour of the courthouse, take a trip to the Boston Police
Department -Area 1 station, and later "shadow" or spend part
of the day with court employees who match the children's
assigned roles. The youngsters will also participate in a
magistrate hearing and meet with attorneys Kate Meaney, Elaine
Angelone, and Gene Geary. Suffolk County Juvenile Court Officer
Timmy Yee will conduct a tour of the court's lock-up.
The 2:30 p.m. mock trial will be conducted
by Suffolk County Juvenile Court Judge Terry Craven. Suffolk
County Juvenile Court Probation Officer Bunny A. Asquith
is the chief organizer of the event.