Making a Difference in Detroit features: Family Advocate Legal Director Tracy E. Green who is a Candidate for 3rd Circuit Court Judge.
Tracy E. Green
Please direct all inquiries to:
William Noakes, Campaign Manager
Tracy E. Green is a lifelong Detroiter, graduate of Cass Technical High School, and an alumni of Wayne State University. She received both her Bachelor’s in Social Work and JD (law) degrees from Wayne State University. Tracy, her husband Andre, their children, and extended family, make their home in the City of Detroit. Tracy E. Green and her family are devoted Christians and she says her life motto is, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”
Tracy E. Green was recently featured on local radio talk show, “Stand Up Now” with Cynthia A. Johnson, and this is where I had the pleasure of meeting her. I found her to be a very personable woman and her resume is impressive. She has been dedicated to serving the Detroit Community by doing her part in finding solutions to keep viable families together for over 20 years. The following information is from Tracy E. Greens official campaign website that has information about her campaign platform.
“Tracy E. Green is the legal director for Detroit Center for Family Advocacy (CFA), a University of Michigan Law School legal services program. As a practicing attorney for almost 20 years, Tracy has extensive experience in the areas of child welfare, family, and criminal law.
In 2010, Tracy was honored by the Michigan Supreme Court’s Foster Care Review Board as ‘Parents Attorney of the Year’ in child welfare. She was the first recipient of this annual award.
Tracy is a twice-published author in the Michigan Child Welfare arena. She wrote “Navigating Murky Waters: Handling Unadjudicated Parent Cases Post-Sanders,” which was featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Referee’s Quarterly, the Referee’s Association of Michigan’s official publication. This article,is widely regarded in Michigan as the seminal authority for implementation of the Michigan Supreme Court’s landmark In re Sanders child welfare decision that declared Michigan’s “One Parent Doctrine” unconstitutional. Another of Tracy’s article’s, “Parents Representation in Child Welfare: A Child Advocate’s Journey,” was featured in the Fall 2009 issue of The Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, Michigan’s premier child welfare publication.
Tracy recognizes that people are at the heart of a judge’s work. She has great reverence for the rule of law, believing that properly applied the law will yield a just outcome. For Tracy fairness and justice go hand-in-hand with respect for human dignity. Thus, no matter the outcome, every person before the court should leave with his or her dignity intact. When people are at their most vulnerable, a judge must be at her best – seeing people as people and not simply as another case coming through the system.”
Tracy E. Green is making a difference in the communities of Detroit. The family unit is an important part of our society; And the future of Detroit and Detroiters depends on our children growing up in supportive, loving, home environments. To learn more about Tracy E. Green please click on the hyperlinks/highlighted words contained within the article and watch the featured video. In addition to the featured video click here to watch the 30 minute in-depth interview on YouTube,com ‘Stand Up Now’ With Cynthia A. Johnson.