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CJI Board Member Laurence W. DeMuth, Jr. receives Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award

DeMuth Outstanding Community Volunteer

Denver, CO - Longtime CJI board member Laurence W. DeMuth, Jr. was honored with the January 2009 Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award on January 22, 2009 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center hotel.

Since retiring as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of US West, Larry has devoted significant time to securing judicial excellence in Colorado and working to improve the lives of children and families in need.  Larry joined the CJI board in 1992.  Larry has been instrumental in not only increasing the public recognition of both organziations, but working to achieve their missions.  Througout his years with CJI Larry has served as board chair, board officer, and committee chairperson.  He has helped determine priorities for CJI and was instrumental in broadening CJI's mission and activities. 

Also in 1992, Larry joined the board of the Griffith Center for Children and the Griffith Center Foundation.  With Larry's leadership, the Griffth Center has grown from a small organization to one that serves nearly 1600 abused and neglected children and families each year.  Many of the children and families working with the Griffith Center also have interactions with Colorado courts.  Larry has worked to make sure that the courts best serve these children and families and that the courts are provided with resources and support in which to do so effectively.

Larry has generously chosen to give his cash award to CJI.

The award is sponsored by the City and Cournty of Denver; The Cody Dental Group; Denver Foundation; Denver Marriot Tech Center Hotel; Havey Productions; KDVR FOX-31 News; KEZW AM 1430; Lockheed Martin; Shelley Magness; MYCVA Committee Member; Rocky Mountain News, Signal Graphics Printing at Hampden & Monaco; Darlene Silver; and, the Yasui Family.

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