The Honorable Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship Fund
Established through a special project of the Committee on Children and the Law of The New York State Bar Association, this fund provides scholarships to students who will age out or have aged out of foster care with a permanency goal of Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA). The Judith S. Kaye Scholarship was originally established by the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children (Commission) at the request of the Kaye family to honor Former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye’s commitment to improve the lives and life chances of the children who come before the New York State Courts. The Honorable Judith S. Kaye chaired the Commission for over 25 years, first as an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals and continuing through her years as Chief Judge and while Of Counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates after her mandatory retirement. The Honorable Judith S. Kaye Children and the Law Committee Scholarship is a special project authorized by the Children and the Law Committee of The New York State Bar Association and is administered through the New York Bar Foundation with funds generated by the PJCJC Fund, Inc. – a 501(c)(3) entity of the Commission established to further its mission to improve lives and life chances of children involved with New York State courts.
The Committee on Children and the Law renders information and guidance to the Executive Committee, the legal community, and the public on the effect of existing laws and pending legislation impacting children, and the administration of juvenile justice and child welfare.