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March 2015 Bar Bulletin

Center for Children & Youth Justice To Honor Snohomish County Prosecutor at March 17 Fundraiser


Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Adam Cornell will be honored with the Center for Children & Youth Justice's 8th annual Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award at the organization's breakfast fundraiser at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

Growing up in the state's foster care system, Cornell learned at a very young age that substance abuse, domestic violence and tragic death were roadblocks to the stability he longed for. Far too many of the adults in his life, and the systems set up to protect him, consistently failed him instead. But the love of foster parents, teachers, friends and, eventually an adoptive family, enabled him to triumph.

Cornell, a resident of Edmonds and a former national "Youth of the Year" for the Boys & Girls Clubs, will share his compelling story with more than 600 guests at the charitable organization's signature fundraising event of the year. To learn more or to register, visit the website at

The event is presented by The Seattle Times and Clear Channel, and co-chaired by Joel Benoliel and Davina Inslee.

About CCYJ

Founded in 2006, the Center for Children & Youth Justice makes life better for kids in Washington's foster care and juvenile justice systems. We reform laws and policies so they no longer perpetuate cycles of failure, but provide real opportunities for success. We keep kids out of the system and in school, ensure they are fully supported within the system, and put them on a path toward productive lives.

No other nonprofit organization in the state is working solely to reform our foster care and juvenile justice systems or is marshalling more collaboration to ensure lasting systemic reform.

About the Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award

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