Hundreds of children awaiting adoption got their day in court and their forever families during the month of November.
Los Angeles County's effort to clear a backlog of children awaiting adoption more than 20 years ago is an annual event and started a national movement.
A Q&A with Judge Donna Groman, a 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient, who overcame a tough childhood to become an advocate for California's at-risk youth.
First held in Los Angeles in 2002, these events help court in several counties stay connected to their community.
A paralegal in Los Angeles County Superior Court's self-help center receives recognition for her commitment to service.