Arizona

Phoenix area (Maricopa County)

2016

Maricopa county will have its 3rd annual Reunification Day event. The event features a number of families and has an impressive list of speakers, supporters, and sponsors!

Phoenix area (Maricopa County)

2014

The Maricopa County Juvenile Court, under the leadership of Juvenile Presiding Judge Colleen McNally, hosted an inaugural Reunification Celebration event for Maricopa County on June 7th, 2014. The planning committee first met in August 2013 and was comprised of representatives from Juvenile Court, Child Protective Services, Casey Family Programs, CASA of Arizona, CASA of Maricopa County, Voices for CASA Children, Inc., Prevent Child Abuse, the various attorney agencies, the faith based community and other child welfare stakeholders.

The 'Maricopa County Reunification Day:  Families Make It Happen'  event was held in downtown Phoenix at Pilgrim Rest, a church campus, on a Saturday afternoon. Lunch was provided and presentations spotlighted a number of families who have successfully reunified with their children. The families and their guests had the opportunity to visit a photo booth to pose for their family portrait, a craft table, face painting and other family activities during the afternoon.

Family nominations for the event were  ubmitted by attorneys, Judges, case workers, CASA advocates and service providers.

Our mission statement reads, as follows: "Reunification Day" honors and celebrates parents and children who have successfully achieved safe, permanent and nurturing homes". The focus of the event is on the families and their personal story of success. Secondarily, the intent of the event is to inspire other families and those families that are struggling.

Tucson, Arizona

In 2011, Pima County combined a Reunification Day Celebration with a 10-year anniversary celebration for the Family Drug Court on June 13th, 2011. Guests from Children & Family Futures attended and speakers included parents who graduated from Family Drug Court and have been reunified with their children. It was held in the court training center, and media was invited. Judge Karen Adam, Family Drug Court Judge and incoming Presiding Judge, hosted.

For more information: Chris Swenson-Smith
520-740-4562