James A. D'Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Awards

The James A. D'Angelo Outstanding Child Advocate Award is presented annually to graduating USD Law students for their exceptional participation in CAI's Child Advocacy Clinic and/or for making other significant contributions to the field of child advocacy. The outstanding work of each of these students helped to improve the health and well-being of countless children and youth.

The award is a tribute to Jim D'Angelo (BA '79, JD '83), who passed away in 1996. An attorney, husband, father, son, brother and friend who was loved by all who knew him, Jim's legacy supports future attorneys who cherish children as much as he did.

Funding for the award is made possible by generous donations from several of Jim's classmates from the USD School of Law (special thanks to Hal Rosner (JD '83) and John Myer (JD '83)), as well as generous donations from Jim's family and friends. The following is a list of past recipients of this award.

2014

  • Amanda Edmonson
  • Jazmine Gregory
  • Ann Kinsey
  • Yangkyoung Lee
  • Holly McCord
  • Michelle Pena

2013

  • Johnathan Abrams
  • Lisa Charukul
  • Matthew Felder
  • Georgia Gebhardt
  • Patrick Guerrero
  • John Jaquish
  • Adam Juel
  • Jerrica Phillips
  • Silvia Romero
  • Julieclaire Sheppard

2012

  • Alexandra Byler
  • Justine Elgas
  • Lydia Strunk
  • Megan Swezea
  • Sarah Shelvy Vaona
  • Kim Washington

2011

  • Betsy Couch
  • Breeanna Fujio
  • Melody Gillis
  • Anna Howard
  • Brenden Shaw

2010

  • Noah Aleshire
  • Phil Ciccarelli
  • Julia Davis
  • Mary Elizabeth Grant
  • Grace Pineda
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez 

2009

  • Kevin Cleveland
  • Victoria Furman
  • Shelly Kamei
  • Becky Wu
  • Lauren Yip

2008

  • Jason Carr
  • Kristy Gill
  • Mishaela Graves
  • Emily Reinig  

2007

  • Jenna Leyton
  • Erin Palacios
  • Eddie Tsang
  • Kirsten Widner 

2006

  • Melanie Delgado
  • Kriste Draper
  • Jessica Paulson
  • Summer Stech

2005

  • Liam Duffy
  • Nichole Lobley
  • Ameca Park
  • Karen Prosek

2004

  • Jessica Heldman
  • Daniel Lavoie
  • Summer Peterson
  • Meredeth Ruston

2003

  • Heather Boxeth
  • Janis Burnett

2002

  • Maria-Belleza Parlade
  • Ji Kwon

2001

  • Steven Andreacola
  • Caroline Clark
  • Eva Turella

2000

  • Jane Babin
  • Katherine Layton
  • Joseph Raskin
  • Charlotte Wilder

1999

  • Lucy Lin
  • Thomas Kritzik
  • John Simon

1998

  • Nancy Murphy

1997

  • Collette Galvez

1996*

  • Evan Kitahara
  • Tara Lee

1995*

  • Anne-Marie Alexander
  • Mary Hampton
  • Catherine Riley

1994*

  • Nieva van Leer

* From 1994 until 1996, the award was called the "Outstanding Child Advocate."

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