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Judge Hejmanowski Named to Government’s Top Juvenile Law Board
– Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge David Hejmanowski has been named to the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, the federal committee that directly advises the White House and Congress on juvenile justice issues. Created by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, the committee meets four times per year, three electronically and one in person. Judge Hejmanowski will join the board at their Washington meeting on March 22nd.
The FACJJ consists of only 28 members, who are chosen based on their knowledge and experience in the area of juvenile law, and selected to be geographically and demographically diverse. The committee includes law professors, psychologists, prosecutors, defense attorneys and child advocates. Judge Hejmanowski will be one of only three sitting juvenile court judges on the board, and was selected for that honor out of more than 3,000 juvenile and family court judges in the United States. He will be the only representative from Ohio.
“Our understanding of juvenile justice, and particularly of the role of adolescent brain development in juvenile behavior, has changed dramatically in the twenty years I’ve been practicing law,” Judge Hejmanowski said. “In an era in which our financial resources are stretched so thin, and in which there are so many worthwhile needs, it is important that we make sure those limited resources are being used wisely and in programs where they can do the most good. I’m thrilled to have one small voice in policy-making in that area, particularly since I can do it while only having to be away from the court one day a year.”
Judge Hejmanowski was also recently appointed to the advisory board of the research oriented National Center for Juvenile Justice, re-appointed to Ohio’s Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice, and was also recently reappointed to the National Council of Juvenile Family Court Judges curriculum committee, which plans educational offerings for more than 30,000 professionals in the juvenile justice system across the United States. He currently serves on fourteen boards or commissions at the local, state or national level, serving as chair or vice-chair of six of them.
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Judge – Court of Common Pleas – Probate/Juvenile Division
David A. Hejmanowski
David A. Hejmanowski has served as the Judge of the Probate/Juvenile Division of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas since February of 2015 and was previously a Magistrate at that Court from January of 2003 to February of 2015 and Juvenile Court Administrator from 2008-15. Prior to this, he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Delaware County.
From 1999 to 2003 he served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Delaware County, handling more than 400 felony cases. In January of 2003 he began his work as a Magistrate for the Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court. In September of 2008 he took on the additional responsibilities of serving as Juvenile Court Administrator. He was elected to a six-year term as Judge of the Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court in November of 2014.