Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Special Education Principal Lyn Efken was honored by the Sacramento County Board of Education during the January 20 meeting. Efken is the recipient of the 7th Annual Roger K. Warren Unity Award, which recognizes an individual who promotes collaboration and cooperation among all agencies, both public and private, that work with children in the court system.
The award was announced during the conference Trading Secrets 2008: Insiders' Perspectives of How Sacramento Juvenile Justice Agencies Work on November 20th in Sacramento. During the gathering agencies throughout Sacramento County working with at-risk youth joined together to share ideas and information.
Those attending the Trading Secrets conference learned about the services available for youth at risk of becoming part of or are already a part of the juvenile justice system, met the people providing those services, and learned how to successfully maneuver through the various systems to obtain those services.
Judge Roger K. Warren served for over twenty years as a trial judge in Sacramento. Upon his retirement from the Sacramento courts in 1996, Sacramento juvenile justice agencies created the "Judge Roger K. Warren Unity Award" which is presented annually in his honor to recognize outstanding efforts to promote collaboration among those agencies serving children in Sacramento.