Following a 1998 news conference at the Miami Juvenile Justice
Center, Judge Cindy Lederman made her way through an avalanche of teddy
bears that descended on her courtroom to herald the the "Bear Necessities" program for abused, neglected or abandoned children.  It was a joint campaign between the 11th Judicial Circuit and Voices For Children Foundation. Close to 1,000 bears were donated to be
distributed to each child victim upon attending his or her abuse or
neglect case.
Following a 1998 news conference at the Miami Juvenile Justice Center, Judge Cindy Lederman made her way through an avalanche of teddy bears that descended on her courtroom to herald the the "Bear Necessities" program for abused, neglected or abandoned children. It was a joint campaign between the 11th Judicial Circuit and Voices For Children Foundation. Close to 1,000 bears were donated to be distributed to each child victim upon attending his or her abuse or neglect case. Candace Barbot Miami Herald file photo
Following a 1998 news conference at the Miami Juvenile Justice Center, Judge Cindy Lederman made her way through an avalanche of teddy bears that descended on her courtroom to herald the the "Bear Necessities" program for abused, neglected or abandoned children. It was a joint campaign between the 11th Judicial Circuit and Voices For Children Foundation. Close to 1,000 bears were donated to be distributed to each child victim upon attending his or her abuse or neglect case. Candace Barbot Miami Herald file photo