Quantcast

Jane Bolin: Your Honor - KOAM TV 7

Jane Bolin: Your Honor

From the U.S. Census Bureau

Jane Bolin was the first African American woman to be appointed as a judge. She was sworn in to a 10-year term on New York City's Domestic Relations Court in 1939.

During her tenure, she made two major changes. One was the assignment of probation officers to cases without regard to race or religion. The other was that child care agencies receiving public funds had to accept children without regard to their ethnic background.

 After she retired, she volunteered as a tutor in math and reading for children in the New York City school system.

There are 37-thousand judges in the U.S., about 30 percent of them women and 5 percent African-American.

This profile is adapted from Profile America, a radio series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2004.

*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.