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For immediate release: June 17, 2008
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Morris/Sussex Senior Probation Officer Honored by the National Child Support Enforcement Association

Morristown – Ila Shah, senior probation officer in the Morris/Sussex Vicinage Family Division, has been named the recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award by the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA).   She was chosen from nominees across the United States in recognition of her dedication to improving child support enforcement. The selection was made by an awards committee comprised of NCSEA members. 

Shah has spent 26 years in the field of child support, helping clients apply for and receive their child support while simultaneously looking for ways to improve the process.  She began her career in the Office of Temporary Assistance, where she helped clients file petitions for child support.  She came to the Judiciary in 1986, first as an investigator, then as a probation officer, before being promoted to current position. 

Greg Lambard, Family Division manager stated, "Ila Shah has always been a great example of what a public servant should be.  She is extremely capable, always willing to help both the public and her co-workers, and extremely dedicated.  In a division full of great people, she still stands out." 

NCSEA is a nonprofit organization representing professionals and organizations within the child support community providing services to child support professionals, agencies, and strategic partners through professional development, communications, public awareness, and advocacy to promote the well being of children.

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