Governor Appoints Judges to Juvenile Justice Council
One sitting judge and two retired judges were recently appointed to the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice.
Jackson County Juvenile/Probate Court Judge Stephen D. Michael was appointed by Gov. John R. Kasich to a term that began Friday and ends October 31, 2014 as was retired Stark County Family Court Judge David E. Stucki. Retired Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Thomas R. Lipps was appointed to a term that began Tuesday and ends January 31, 2015.
Among other duties, the council advises the Ohio Department of Youth Services on matters related to juvenile justice and the administration and implementation of federal grant programs that support state and local delinquency prevention and intervention efforts and juvenile justice system improvements.
Judge Michael has presided over probate and juvenile matters in Jackson County since 1991. Judge Stucki served on the family court for 18 years before resigning in 2011. Judge Lipps retired in 2010 after serving 12 years on the bench and a total of 37 years as a juvenile court employee.