As far as we know, this was the first time a probate court exercised its authority to help a child like this, and as a result it, has become a landmark decision.” Mark said, “Best of all; the boy now has his green card, and is a productive and positive...
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Houston Criminal Law Attorney Mark A. Correro was elected President of The Board of Director’s for The Children’s Center, Inc. located in Galveston, TX.
The Children's Center was founded in 1878 when an Island resident, George Dealey, felt that compassionate adults take responsibility for the sheltering and nurturing of parentless children. The Children’s Center is a child welfare organization dedicated to meeting the ongoing and future needs of less fortunate Galveston area children, youth and their families.
Mark A. Correrro received an emergency call Thanksgiving week of 2007: a 17-year-old mentally ill and orphaned child was going to be arrested and deported back to Guatemala the day after Thanksgiving if someone didn’t come to his aid. He was parent-less; his father was killed in Guatemala in gang related violence, and his mother died of cancer. To escape the gang-filled environment, the boy worked his way from Guatemala through Mexico and finally into Texas. It was about to be all for nothing if he could not get help.
Mark dropped everything, to work through the Thanksgiving holiday with one of the other board members, Joe Jaworski. Together they petitioned a probate court in Galveston to let Mr. Jaworski (now serving as Mayor of Galveston) become the temporary guardian of the child. Reaching out to everyone they could think of; they went down to the probate court and filed an emergency petition to get him a guardian.
“I have a special place in my heart for children in this situation,” explains Mark, “My undergraduate degree was in psychology, and I nearly finished a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology before deciding to become a lawyer because I thought I would more effectively be able to help people in need.” The child was correctly diagnosed and properly medicated.
The state judge in probate court in Galveston appointed Mr. Jaworski as a temporary guardian, then later was permanently appointed as a guardian.
“As far as we know, this was the first time a probate court exercised its authority to help a child like this, and as a result it, has become a landmark decision.” Mark said, “Best of all; the boy now has his green card, and is a productive and positive member of the community, working and living in the US.”
Mark is a founding partner of Stornello & Correro Law Firm, P.L.L.C. located in Houston, TX. He proudly fights for the rights of his clients through his law firm as a Houston criminal law attorney. And as the President of the Board for The Children’s Center, Inc. in Galveston, Texas he will be able to continue to help children and families in need in a larger capacity.