Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987

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Lawyer and judge (Barnard College, B.A., 1924; Yale University, LL. B., 1928), Polier was counsel in the Workmen's Compensation Division of the New York State Department of Labor (1928-1935). She was Judge of the New York State Family Court, 1935-1973, where she pioneered the treatment method of juvenile justice. Among her achievements were improvements in shelters for neglected children, detention centers for delinquents, foster homes, youth centers, and expanded mental health services for children in the court. A champion of civil rights of blacks, she initiated legal cases to combat segregated juvenile facilities and schools.

From the description of Papers, 1892-1990 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006786

Lawyer, judge; interviewee married Shad Polier.

From the description of Reminiscences of Justine Wise Polier : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309726065

Justice in the Domestic Relations Court of New York City, 1934-1962, Judge of the New York State Family Court, 1962-1973.

Polier was affiliated with the Children's Defense Fund and the Field Foundation (Barnard A.B., 1924).

From the description of Legal research files, 1970-1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122377017

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referencedIn Miller, Frieda S. Papers, 1909-1973 (inclusive), 1929-1967 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Wiltwyck School for Boys Records, 1942-1981, [Bulk Dates: 1964-1981] Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987. Reminiscences of Justine Wise Polier : oral history, 1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1965. Papers, 1797-1968 (bulk 1897-1968) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Newman, Pauline. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963. Papers, 1797-1963 (inclusive), 1897-1963 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1892-1990 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1898-1975 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1909, 1940, 1968-90 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Harvard Law School. Records of committees and boards of the Harvard Law School, 1829-1980 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Hench, Philip S., 1896-1965. Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, 1806-1995, bulk 1863-1974 Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
referencedIn Shad Polier Papers, 1916-1976 (bulk 1940-1970) American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kenworthy, Marion E. (Marion Edwena), 1891-1980. Marion E. Kenworthy papers [electronic resource], 1938-1952 1939-1940. Université d’Ottawa, University of Ottawa
referencedIn Wickenden, Elizabeth, 1909-2001. Elizabeth Wickenden papers, 1885-2001. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn American Jewish Congress, records, undated, 1916-2006 (bulk 1949-2003) American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987. Legal research files, 1970-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Newman, Pauline, ca. 1890-1986. Papers, 1900-1980 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn World Jewish Congress Records, 1918-1982 (bulk 1940-1980) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Wiltwyck School for Boys. Wiltwyck School for Boys records, 1942-1981 [Bulk dates 1964-1982]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Eleanor Roosevelt oral history project, 1977-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Buttenwieser, Helen L. Papers, 1909-1990 (inclusive), 1968-1990 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987. Papers, 1892-1990 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), b. 1891. Papers, 1870-1978 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Kaufman, Andrew L. Andrew L. Kaufman Research Notes and Materials for the Biography of Benjamin Cardozo. 1898-1998. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
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associatedWith JUSTINE (WISE) POLIER, 1903-1987 person
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associatedWith Wise, Louise Waterman, 1901-1947. person
associatedWith Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. person
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Israel
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
Adoption
Juvenile delinquency
Health insurance
Public welfare
Institutional care
Parent and child law
Race discrimination
Illegitimacy
Labor movement
Racism
Jews
Refugees
Youth Services for
Civil rights movement
Foster home care
Civil rights
Courts
Law
Domestic relations
Juvenile justice, Administration of
Foster home care--Law and legislation
Women judges--Interviews
Mental health
Government insurance
Education
Poverty
Discrimination
Aid to families with dependent children programs
Juvenile delinquents--Mental health services
Children--Legal status, laws, etc
Mental health laws
Race relations
Child abuse--Law and legislation
Labor unions
Lawyers--Interviews
Accident insurance
Youth--Legal status, laws, etc
Unmarried mothers
Abortion
Child abuse--Investigation
Jewish women
Child welfare
Discrimination--Religious aspects
Juvenile delinquents--Services for
Occupation
Judges
Lawyers
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Birth 1903

Death 1987

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