Virginia's Judicial System

Family Mediation Awards

Congratulations to the James City County Family Mediation Program for receiving two awards this summer! The Program is one of three winners of the Virginia Municipal League's 2001 Achievement Award competition. A panel of three judges selected the program as the best project or program in the category for localities with populations between 35,001 and 90,000 people. The Award will be presented at the VML Conference on October 16, 2001.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) also awarded the Program the Best of Category Award for Court Administration programs in the nation. Out of 7,000 applications, NACo selected fifteen programs as national winners. Iris Street, Program Manager, and Betty Miller, Clerk of the Juvenile Court, received the award at the NACo Conference on July 15, 2001 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This summer the Program also published the results of a research project funded by the State Justice Institute on the Timing of Referrals to Mediation. The Study is posted on the James City County website.

This page last modified: October 29, 2001