Glenn Dale Carter epitomizes dedication to the protection of children. Judge Carter, who has devoted his adult life to legal justice, is known for both his strict interpretation of the law in all matters and his "zero tolerance" of anything less than full dedication to the protection of children. He is an innovator in the area of juvenile justice. Judge Carter founded the Juvenile Behavior Council to increase communication and thus improve services among the many agencies providing services to children. He established Hope House, a special shelter for "at-risk" children. Judge Carter recruited a community activist to work with him to establish the Court Appointed Special Advocate program and helped to train the volunteers of Pottawatomie County as well as others statewide. The most recent of Judge Carter's visions for helping children and youth was realized in 1996 with the opening of the Unzner Child Advocacy Center, a high tech center for underage victims of physical and sexual abuse. As a result of its innovations in juvenile and family services, Pottawatomie County has drawn national attention and been selected as a test site for Safe Haven, a revolutionary approach to helping families in crisis. Funded by the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York, Safe Haven takes a holistic approach to rehabilitating parents and reuniting families damaged by drugs and alcohol. Joe Califano, the Center's Chair and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare cited Judge Carter as the key factor in selecting Pottawatomie County as a site.