The Honorable William “Trey” Anderson was recently invited to speak via online video conference to the American Bar Association regarding overcoming the obstacles presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
After recognizing the difficulty of being in an isolated area and addressing the issues of transportation, along with inadequate wi-fi availability, Judge Anderson spoke about the unparalleled teamwork of the Grundy County Safe Baby Court Team. His point was clear: regardless of the obstacles presented to them by social distancing and technology, the Safe Baby Court Team remains committed to persevere.
“We’re going to make certain that no families fall through the cracks,” Judge Anderson said.
Judge Anderson maintained that the Safe Baby Court Team would use this time to teach and educate participants to be resilient and move forward in these unprecedented times to ensure that the best interests of each child were met.
The Grundy County Safe Baby Court was founded in 2017. It’s team includes: Judge Trey Anderson, as well as a multidisciplinary team that includes, but is not limited to: Safe Baby Court Coordinator Deanna French, birth parents, substitute caregivers, child welfare agency, staff attorneys, guardians ad litem, court appointed special advocates, infant mental health specialists, substance abuse specialists, mental health providers, early intervention specialists, volunteers and others serving the individual needs of the family.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller