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The Judith Layne Fund

The Judith Lane Fund at Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County (CFACC) is a special giving vehicle designed to recognize and honor the legacy of CFACC Founding Executive Director Judith Layne. While thejudithlaynefund.png
establishing the fund on August 16, 2018, the Board of Directors described Judy as “a pioneer with a vision...she became a voice for the children...and inspired like-minded advocates.”

Judy served as the Executive Director of CFACC from July 2016 to June 2018. Under Judy’s leadership, CFACC combined the existing services of the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Project with the newer volunteer initiative of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), both designed to provide quality representation of the best interests of children involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems in Cuyahoga County. By overseeing the service of Guardians Ad Litem (GAL) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Judy ensured that education and training, child advocacy, best practices, peer review and child-welfare policy development was advanced through collaborative alliances with the Juvenile Court and related community organizations.

Prior to serving as the founding Executive Director of CFACC, Judy served for 15 years as the Administrator of the GAL Project housed within the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Judy attended Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, earning her J.D. in 1991. Gifts and pledges to the Judith Layne Fund at CFACC will support a wide variety of services provided to at-risk children including training for new GALs and CASAs, the Books GALore program, an initiative to provide books to foster children of all ages, the CFACC Holiday Wish List Program, and much, much more.


You may call 216.443.3377 to process your gift by phone. Or you may return THIS FORM to: Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, 9300 Quincy Ave 3rd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44106 or scan and email to: [email protected].