Awards and Honors
Passaic Probation Officer Wins Statewide Honor
Passaic Vicinage Senior Probation Officer Sandra Lainez has been was selected as the 2008 New Jersey Family Division Child Support Worker of the Year by the New Jersey Child Support Council.
Assistant Family Division Manager Mary Patterson nominated Lainez for the award.
Patterson’s nomination reads in part, “Sandra continually exceeds expectations. She is an integral contributor and her knowledge has been indispensable during the transition to
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“Sandra provides methods to achieve goals with quality and efficiency,” Patterson wrote. “She suggests innovative ways to improve processes, and she succeeds in modeling customer service excellence when working with clients and staff.”
Lainez began her Judiciary career as a bilingual probation officer in the family division’s central intake unit in March 2004.
Lainez is the third family division employee from Passaic Vicinage to earn statewide recognition in the last five years. The others are Madeline Faziola and Peter Kievit.