By Laura Bartels
On March 7, Ventura attorney Kim Shean was awarded the prestigious 2012 Community Service Award by the Ventura County Probation Agency. Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Ventura
County Board of Supervisors chambers, Shean stressed the importance of the collaborative needs of social justice and the juvenile justice system. “We must remember to value that when the juveniles enter our court systems the social factors influencing them are profound to their future.”
Shean was honored for her volunteer work at Santa Clara Valley Legal Aid’s space in the small Sheriff ’s department storefront located in North Fillmore. There, she helps women, children, and families understand
the complex legal system they encounter. Shean’s experience with youth sex offenders, addicts and the mentally ill population have enabled Santa Clara Valley Legal Aid to provide counsel to at-risk youth and their families, an area unfamiliar to many other civil attorneys in our area.
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