2018 Child Endangerment Report

As one of two statewide TSRPs, Courtney acts as a liaison between prosecutors, law enforcement, the judiciary, community groups and other stakeholders in the fight against impaired driving. She provides legal advice and training for over 9,000 prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officers on issues related to DUI, drug and alcohol impairment, and general courtroom practice. Following the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, much of her work has involved training stakeholders, both state and nationwide, about the challenges associated with this groundbreaking legal shift. Courtney is an experienced trial attorney who has taken to jury verdict more than three dozen criminal cases, including misdemeanor traffic offenses to Third Strike sex offenses; taken to bench trial over a dozen cases; and argued over 80 testimonial motions. Prior to creating the Washington State TSRP program in 2009, Courtney prosecuted major felony crimes while employed as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office. Her prosecution career began with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, where she first handled impaired driving crimes such as DUI and was a member of the Non-Violent Crimes Trial Unit. Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Washington School of Law. Courtney served on the National Board of Directors for MADD from 2011-2015, and now serves on the Washington State MADD Advisory Board. Dr. Kyran Quinlan, Associate Professor and Section Director, Department of Pediatrics, Rush University Children’s Hospital Dr. Kyran Quinlan is an academic general pediatrician, injury researcher and child safety advocate. He is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Quinlan completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he trained in child injury epidemiology and prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. His publications include a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrating that the majority of child passengers killed by drinking drivers in the United States were riding in the same vehicle with them. His research has focused on finding insights that have significant implications for prevention, and he has worked to carry this through to prevention through advocacy. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loyola University in Chicago, completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Chicago, and received a Master’s in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was also a Physician Advocacy Fellow of Columbia University’s Center on Medicine as a Profession, working on child pedestrian safety in low-income areas on the south side of Chicago.


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