News Release

APPA’s Carl Wicklund Receives Justice Leadership Award
For Immediate Release: 04/25/2007

NEW YORK - The national nonprofit organization Family Justice presented Carl A. Wicklund with its 2007 Justice Leadership Award tonight at its 11th anniversary event. Mr. Wicklund is the executive director of the American Probation and Parole Association, which has partnered with Family Justice for almost five years to change the focus of the country’s judicial system to include families. Family Justice works in diverse settings across the country, tapping the strengths of families, government, and communities to break cycles of involvement in the criminal justice system.

“Receiving a leadership award from Family Justice emphasizes the point that you don’t have to be a trailblazer to be a leader,” Mr. Wicklund said during the ceremony. “Sometimes leading can mean directing people down an enlightened and appropriate path that another has cleared before you. Such is the case for me with the work that Carol Shapiro and Family Justice are doing with the families of those involved in the justice system.”

Carol Shapiro, the founder and executive director of Family Justice, presented the award onstage at the nightclub S.O.B’s (Sounds of Brazil) in downtown Manhattan. “Carl has displayed extraordinary leadership in our field,” she said. “He truly embraces strength-based, family-focused work and respectfully supports his constituency, which is clear to everyone who meets him.”

Family Justice presented its 2007 Corporate Leadership Award to Salvatore Mazzeo, vice president and head of construction (Americas) for Morgan Stanley.