Robert J. McCormick

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Robert McCormick
Center For Child Advocacy and Policy
Personal details
Born Robert De Nigris Mazza James McCormick
(1948-04-03) April 3, 1948 (age 69)
New York City, New York
Died January 3, 2014(2014-01-03) (aged 65)
New Jersey
Political party Democratic Party
Children (b. 1997)
(b. 1998)
Residence Glen Ridge
Alma mater St. John's University.
Rutgers Hall University
Queen's College
New York University
Harvard University
Rutgers University

Robert DeNigris McCormick (born 1948) was the head of the Center for Child Advocacy and Policy program CHAD, run by Montclair State University. Currently he was also a full-time psychologist, a teacher, and a lawyer. The Child Advocacy program is supported by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS).

McCormick died unexpectedly on January 3, 2014.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Robert McCormick was born in New York City, New York, the son of Florence D. (née Mazza) and Robert McCormick, Sr., an architect. His father was of Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. He was raised in Brooklyn, graduating from James Madison High School in 1965. McCormick had moved to Colombia with his family, and got his first glimpse of poverty stricken children.[2] It is said that this was his first kicker into helping children who were abused.

McCormick graduated from St. Johns University with a degree in Spanish Literature, Italian, and French.