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Tony Gobar Outstanding Juvenile Justice Specialist Award

Congratulations to Melissa Milchman, OVSJG Grants Management and Juvenile Justice Specialist, on winning the prestigious Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) Tony Gobar Outstanding Juvenile Justice Specialist Award! It was awarded to Melissa for her "constant compassion and support of all youth, especially those who have experienced challenges and barriers throughout their lives."

The Tony Gobar Award recognizes an individual that has served as a State Juvenile Justice Specialist within the last five years, who exemplifies excellence in service to others, is dedicated to improving the youth legal system, and demonstrates compassion and concern. This award is named after Tony Gobar, a longtime Juvenile Justice Specialist from Mississippi. Tony was known for his selflessness, his dedication to his community, and his unceasing compassion for youth.

2022 CJJ Award Booklet