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Dr. Rachel Birnbaum, faculty in the King’s School of Social Work and in the Childhood and Social Institutions program, has been honoured with the Excellence in Family Justice Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Ontario (AFCC-O).

Dr. Birnbaum received her award as part of the AFCC-O’s 10th Annual General Meeting and annual conference, held on October 18, 2018 at the National Club in Toronto. The conference, entitled “The Future of Youth: Moving Beyond Risk to Resilience,” was attended by approximately 250 professionals.

“The work I do is part of a great research team effort and I thank my (anonymous) nominators for forwarding my name for selection of this important interdisciplinary award presented by AFCC-O,” Dr. Birnbaum says.  

“There is still much more work to be done for all families and children engaged in access to family justice,” she adds.

The award was given to ten individuals or institutions to acknowledge their exemplary contributions to the field of family law and justice in Ontario.

Dr. Birnbaum said it was “an honor and privilege to be nominated with my nine other fellow colleagues who all work tirelessly in family justice.” Dr. Birnbaum previously was named to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada.

At King’s, she currently teaches Childhood and the Justice System, Human Rights and Child Advocacy, Seen and Heard: Child Participation in Separation and Divorce, and Social Work Ethics and the Law.

Congratulations, Dr. Birnbaum.