Three recipients of the Chief Justice Marsha K. Ternus Children's Justice Award of Merit gathered recently.
Left to right, former Chief Justice Marsha Ternus,
retired District Juvenile Judge Connie Cohen, and recently retired Children's
Justice Initiative Director Gail Barber. The award is given to honor an
individual for outstanding leadership in children's justice who was able to galvanize support and spur action at both
state and local levels to improve the lives and future prospects of children
who pass through Iowa's dependency courts.