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Baltimore loses a great protector of children

Baltimore loses a great protector of children

Baltimore lost a passionate champion and fierce advocate for child welfare last week. Julie Drake, a long-time city prosecutor, social worker and former chief of the Family Violence Division for the State's Attorney's Office, a lawyer who prosecuted many of Baltimore's most heinous child murders and stood up for the city's most vulnerable citizens, died after a battle with cancer. Julie was a child welfare visionary for the prevention, prosecution and conviction of child abuse and architect of the Fatality Review Team located at Johns Hopkins Hospital. For the past five years she served as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Julie was a...

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