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Hon. William A. Thorne Jr.

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Board Member

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Center for the Study of Social Policy
1575 Eye Street N.W. Suite 500
Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20005
United States

Company Description: The Center for the Study of Social Policy was established in 1979 with the goal of providing public policy analysis and technical assistance to states and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • JD
  • Confederated Tribes
  • J.D.
    Stanford Law School
  • B.A.
    University of Santa Clara
188 Total References
Web References
Center for the Study of Social Policy / About Us / Board
www.cssp.org, 26 Jan 2014 [cached]
Judge William A. Thorne, Jr.
Judge William A. Thorne, Jr. is currently a judge on the State of Utah Court of Appeals and was formerly a judge in the Third District Court. He has served as a tribal court judge in 10 states and is the former president of the National Indian Justice Center, a nonprofit that trains tribal court personnel around the country. Nationally known as a leading expert on policies and programs to support children, particularly Native American children and their families, Thorne is currently chair of the Board of Directors for Child Trends, Inc., a premiere nonprofit child-centered research group. He is also a board member of WestEd, Inc., a nonprofit focused on excellence and equity in education and a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. A former member of the board of directors for National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a nonprofit group that provides representation for abused and neglected children in court and the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a nonprofit seeking to improve the level of research and practice related to adoptions and the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Thorne has also served as a member of the American Bar Association's Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children and was a member of the PEW Commission of Children in Foster Care. Thorne is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and Stanford Law School. He was formerly chair of the Utah Juvenile Justice Task Force of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, vice-chair of the Utah Board of Youth Corrections, member of the Salt Lake County Domestic Violence Advisory Committee and a member of the steering committee for the Judicial Council's Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness.
Center for the Study of Social Policy / Press Releases / CSSP Names Judge William A. Thorne, Jr. to Board
www.cssp.org, 5 April 2012 [cached]
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CSSP Names Judge William A. Thorne, Jr. to Board
Utah judge's knowledge and experience with child welfare and tribal courts will support national nonprofit's commitment to system reform
Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2012) - The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has announced the Honorable William A. Thorne, Jr. will join its Board of Directors.
Thorne is currently a judge on the State of Utah Court of Appeals and was formerly a judge in the Third District Court. He has served as a tribal court judge in 10 states and is the former president of the National Indian Justice Center, a nonprofit that trains tribal court personnel around the country.
Nationally known as a leading expert on policies and programs to support children, particularly Native American children and their families, Thorne is currently chair of the Board of Directors for Child Trends, Inc., a premiere nonprofit child-centered research group. He is also a board member of WestEd, Inc., a nonprofit focused on excellence and equity in education and a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
A former member of the board of directors for National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a nonprofit group that provides representation for abused and neglected children in court and the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a nonprofit seeking to improve the level of research and practice related to adoptions and the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Thorne has also served as a member of the American Bar Association's Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children and was a member of the PEW Commission of Children in Foster Care.
"William Thorne brings unquestioned knowledge and wisdom to the board along with a passion for doing the right thing for children.
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Thorne is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and Stanford Law School. He was formerly chair of the Utah Juvenile Justice Task Force of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, vice-chair of the Utah Board of Youth Corrections, member of the Salt Lake County Domestic Violence Advisory Committee and a member of the steering committee for the Judicial Council's Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness.
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William Thorne is a Pomo/Coast Miwok Indian from northern California and is enrolled at the Confederated Tribes of the Graton Rancheria. He received his B.A. from the University of Santa Clara in 1974 where he played and coached soccer. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1977. Admitted to the Utah Bar, he practiced law with Larry EchoHawk for several years at EchoHawk & Thorne where the firm represented the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as well as individuals and businesses with an emphasis on Federal Indian Law. In 1979 Thorne began his service as a tribal court judge with an appointment as a pro tem judge at the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Court. Since that time he has served as a tribal judge in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Wisconsin, Washington, Michigan, and California for numerous tribes. In 1986 Thorne was appointed by the governor as a trial judge for the State of Utah. After 14 years as a state trial judge he was appointed in 2000 as a judge of the Utah Court of Appeals where he continues to serve.
Thorne has served as a board member of the Native American Rights Fund [Boulder, Co], National Court Appointed Special Advocates [National CASA - Seattle, Wa], North American Council on Adoptable Children [NACAC - St. Paul, MN], the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute [New York, NY], the National American Indian Court Judges Association [NAICJA], United Way of Greater Salt Lake [Salt Lake City, UT]. Thorne has served as a commission member for the PEW Commission on Children in Foster Care, served as a member and then as chair of the Utah Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness, served as a member and then vice-chair of the Youth Corrections Board for the State of Utah, served as a member of the Salt Lake Domestic Violence Council, served as a member of the Utah Judicial Council, served as a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Advisory Committee for the State of Utah, and served as chair of the Utah Juvenile Justice Task Force.
Thorne currently serves as vice-president of the National Indian Justice Center [after 20 years as a founding member and president], vice-chair of Child Trends, Inc. [the only non-profit, non-partisan research center in the USA that focuses exclusively on improving the lives of children], board member for WestED, Inc. [a non-profit research and technical assistance provider focusing on excellence and equity in education], a member of multiple committees for the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, a member of the Advisory board for the National Resource Center for Tribes and as a member of the U.S. Children's Bureau Centennial Blue Ribbon Committee.
Thorne continues to speak and teach around the country, chiefly on issues related to children including child welfare reform efforts, disproportionality affecting minority children, and the Indian Child Welfare Act. William A Thorne, Jr. is a Pomo/Coast Miwok Indian from northern California and is enrolled at the Confederated Tribes of the Graton Rancheria. He received his B.A. from the University of Santa Clara in 1974 where he played and coached soccer. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1977. Admitted to the Utah Bar, he practiced law with Larry EchoHawk for several years at EchoHawk & Thorne where the firm represented the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as well as individuals and businesses with an emphasis on Federal Indian Law. In 1979 Thorne began his service as a tribal court judge with an appointment as a pro tem judge at the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Court. Since that time he has served as a tribal judge in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Wisconsin, Washington, Michigan, and California for numerous tribes. In 1986 Thorne was appointed by the governor as a trial judge for the State of Utah. After 14 years as a state trial judge he was appointed in 2000 as a judge of the Utah Court of Appeals where he continues to serve.
Thorne has served as a board member of the Native American Rights Fund [Boulder, Co], National Court Appointed Special Advocates [National CASA - Seattle, Wa], North American Council on Adoptable Children [NACAC - St. Paul, MN], the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute [New York, NY], the National American Indian Court Judges Association [NAICJA], United Way of Greater Salt Lake [Salt Lake City, UT]. Thorne has served as a commission member for the PEW Commission on Children in Foster Care, served as a member and then as chair of the Utah Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness, served as a member and then vice-chair of the Youth Corrections Board for the State of Utah, served as a member of the Salt Lake Domestic Violence Council, served as a member of the Utah Judicial Council, served as a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Advisory Committee for the State of Utah, and served as chair of the Utah Juvenile Justice Task Force.
Thorne currently serves as vice-president of the National Indian Justice Center [after 20 years as a founding member and president], vice-chair of Child Trends, Inc. [the only non-profit, non-partisan research center in the USA that focuses exclusively on improving the lives of children], board member for WestED, Inc. [a non-profit research and technical assistance provider focusing on excellence and equity in education], a member of multiple committees for the National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, a member of the Advisory board for the National Resource Center for Tribes and as a member of the U.S. Children's Bureau Centennial Blue Ribbon Committee.
Thorne continues to speak and teach around the country, chiefly on issues related to children including child welfare reform efforts, disproportionality affecting minority children, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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