Joanne Malloy Wins Friedman Award

November 15, 2014

JoAnne Malloy accepting the Bruce E Friedman Award - NH Partners in Service

On Thursday, October 9, 2014 the Institute on Disability’s Dr. JoAnne Malloy received the Bruce E. Friedman Award from NH Partners in Service for her work on behalf of NH children and youth with behavioral health challenges. She was honored alongside New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and Charlene Lavoie, the Juvenile Justice Services Supervisor at the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

“We are so honored that Dr. Malloy’s leadership and lifelong commitment to New Hampshire children and families is receiving recognition through this award,” states Dr. Charles Drum, Director of the Institute on Disability.

The award is given annually to an individual within the community in NH that who stood out for their outstanding service in child advocacy. A former New Hampshire Legal Assistance attorney, Bruce Friedman, founded the Civil Practice Clinic at Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1978. He supervised the clinic and taught there for 19 years until his untimely death in 1997.

Dr. Malloy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She has directed several state and federally-funded employment and dropout prevention projects. In 1996, she developed RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural supports, Education, and Work), a model practice that results in positive outcomes for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, and at risk youth in educational, mental health, and juvenile detention settings. For the past five years she has directed a training network targeted to improve the competencies of the NH children’s behavioral health workforce.

New Hampshire Partners in Service is a private, non-profit trade association working with public and private community stakeholders serving children and families in New Hampshire. You can learn more about them at