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Hon. Jacqueline B. Deane

Hon. Jacqueline B. Deane

Family Court of the State of New York, Kings County
Judge of the Family Court
Brooklyn, NY, USA


The Honorable Jacqueline Deane was appointed to the Family Court bench by Mayor de Blasio in February of 2015 and she currently presides over a child abuse and neglect part in Kings County Family Court. Prior to her appointment, Judge Deane had been a legal advocate for young people in the NYC juvenile and criminal justice systems for 30 years. During that time, she held various positions within the Juvenile Rights Practice of the Legal Aid Society (“JRP”) including Deputy Attorney in Charge of the Practice. JRP represents children ages 7 to 16 who are charged with juvenile delinquency petitions in all of the NYC Family Courts as well as children who are the subjects of abuse and neglect proceedings. Judge Deane’s last position at JRP was as the Director of Delinquency Training and Practice where she oversaw supervision, training and policy development in the area of juvenile delinquency.  She was also an Adjunct Clinical Professor at New York University School of Law for almost 20 years. Beginning in 2006, Judge Deane developed and taught the Children’s Rights Clinic which focused in part on the representation of LGBTQ youth and she previously taught and supervised students in the year-long Juvenile Defender Clinic. She was the first Director of the Northeast Regional Juvenile Defender Center for NY, NJ, PA and DE when the Center was housed at JRP. Judge Deane has also trained and supervised new attorneys for the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and was a staff attorney with the Criminal Defense Division of Legal Aid.
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