California Judges Foundation
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Sacramento, CA 95833
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Nicole Virga Bautista
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CALIFORNIA JUDGES FOUNDATION
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(SACRAMENTO, CA – April 19, 2019) The California Judges Foundation (CJF) is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of an impartial judiciary for the administration of justice in California. CJF supports judicial outreach by members of the judiciary to the public. CJF provides grants to help the implementation of judicial outreach programs that our courts and our judges have developed, but which are in need of a funding source.

This year, the CJF encouraged high school seniors throughout the state to learn more about the state judiciary and better understand the importance of an independent and impartial judiciary through participating in an essay writing contest. The essay contest required the students to consider whether a judge should be recalled from office for imposing a lawful criminal sentence in a difficult, high profile case. The contest was held in six regions of the state and was open to all high school seniors in the state.

CJF is pleased to announce the grand prize winner is Lauren Enge from Orange County. CJF congratulates Miss Enge for her exemplary work that demonstrates her understanding of the role of the judiciary and the importance of its impartiality and independence.

CJF applauds the five other regional winners: Viviana Escalante from Los Angeles, Shaimes Flatley from Alameda County, Sofia Islas from San Diego, Connor Ryan from Placer County and Gavin Zhao from San Bernardino County.

California Judges Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of an impartial judiciary for the administration of Justice in California. The California Judges Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt corporation.

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