November 23, 2017
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Melissa Fairfield of Next Step Domestic Violence Project receives the annual Advocate for Justice Award from the Maine Judicial Branch

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Melissa Fairfield, Legal Program Coordinator at Next Step Domestic Violence Project, recently was honored by the Maine Judicial Branch with the 2013 Advocate for Justice Award. The Performance Council of the Maine Judicial Branch annually presents the Advocate for Justice Award to ‘that person, judge, employee, legislator, public official, lawyer, or citizen who has most effectively championed the cause of justice in our society.’ The award was presented by Chief Justice Leigh Saufley at the Chief’s Award Luncheon on December 13, 2013 at the Judicial Center in Augusta.
Next Step Executive Director, Rebecca Hobbs, reports that “Melissa Fairfield, or Missy as everyone knows her, has been with Next Step since 2007 and in that time has proven herself to be a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate, effective in the courtroom, on the hotline, and in the community. We couldn’t agree more with the Performance Council’s selection of Missy for the Advocate for Justice Award.”