Honorable Craig S. Walker
Honorable Craig S. Walker is the Presiding Judge of the Youth Part in Kings County Supreme
Court, Criminal Term. Judge Walker is a veteran of the US Navy where he rose to the rank of
Naval Instructor. While in the Navy, he attended college evenings and weekends and went on to
Hofstra University School of Law. He was elected as a Judge of the Civil Court in Kings County
in 2012 and assigned to Brooklyn Criminal Court in 2013.
Judge Walker never forgot his military roots, and while in Criminal Court helped create and then
preside over Veteran's Treatment Court. He was also appointed as the Presiding Judge of the
Young Adult Court. Both the Veteran's and Young Adult Courts were the first of their kind and
serve as models for replication in jurisdictions throughout the nation.
In 2018, Judge Walker was appointed to the Supreme Court and selected to be the Presiding Judge
of the newly created Youth Part.
Ena Cadesca, MSW, LSW is the Resource Coordinator for the Youth Part in Kings County
Supreme Court and is responsible for identifying and maintaining linkages to the service providers
who are matched with young people involved in Youth Part. Services provided to young people
include academic or vocational training, mental health counseling, mentoring, housing, and any
other resource that provides the opportunity for a youth to grow and thrive.
Ms. Cadesca brings
over thirty years of experience as a social worker and advocate for court-involved youth. As the
lynchpin between the court, attorneys and programs Ms. Cadesca, ensures that court involved
youth have the opportunity to move away from the criminal justice system and become their best
Frederic Pratt, Esq.
Frederic Pratt has been a public defender for The Legal Aid Society for over thirty years where
he has been a tireless advocate for justice. In the early aughts Fred worked with Legal Aid's
Capital Defense Unit defending death penalty cases in state and federal court.
From the Capital
Unit Fred moved on to Legal Aid's Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Team, where the same
principles of integrated defense apply. Fred has seen many changes over the years and is thrilled
to witness and to be part of the positive changes brought by the Raise the Age law
Johanne Macajoux, Esq.
Johanne Macajoux a graduate of Cardozo Law School, started her legal career as a Brooklyn
Assistant District Attorney in 2006. In 2014, Johanne was appointed to the position of Deputy
Bureau Chief for Criminal Court for the Green Trial Zone Bureau, where she supervised over a
dozen ADAs who handle a collective caseload of more than 1,000 misdemeanor cases on any
In 2015, Johanne was promoted to Chief of the Young Adult Court Bureau, and
supervised the Court part that focused on diversion of youth aged 16- 24 years old, the first such
youth court on the East Coast. In 2018, Johanne became Chief of the School Advocacy and
Juvenile Crimes Bureau which handles all school related crime and was tasked with implementing
the Raise The Age Law for the Kings County District Attorney.