The Child Protection Law Section of the State Bar of Texas presented Tara Grigg Green with its Rutland Advocacy in Excellence Award, during a luncheon at the section’s 6th Annual Advanced Child Protection Law Course in April in Dallas.

One of the section’s most prestigious awards, the Rutland Advocacy in Excellence Award honors a lawyer who demonstrates distinguished legal service in the area of child protection law. The recipient is selected from nominations made by the bar and received by the section’s Awards Committee. Green, the co-founder and executive director of Foster Care Advocacy Center, has extensive experience consulting on child welfare policy issues for organizations such as Casey Family Programs, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, the Texas Children’s Commission, and the United States Children’s Bureau.