Three Ohio Judges Elected to NCJFCJ Board of Trustees
Retired Judge David Stucki (left), Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon (center), and Judge Anthony Capizzi (right) were elected to the 2013-2014 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Trustees..
Retired Judge David Stucki (left), Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon (center), and Judge Anthony Capizzi (right) were elected to the 2013-2014 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Trustees.
Three Ohio judges were recently elected to the 2013-2014 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Board of Trustees. Retired Judge David Stucki of Brewster was sworn in as president, Judge Denise Navarre Cubbon of Lucas County Juvenile Court was elected as a new trustee, and Judge Anthony Capizzi of Montgomery County Juvenile Court was elected to a second term.
NCJFCJ brings together judges and court employees from across the country to improve the effectiveness of the nation’s juvenile court systems. There are around 30,000 NCJFCJ members representing judges, referees, court masters and administrators, social and mental health workers, and probation officers.
Judge Stucki served on the Stark County Family Court for 18 years before he retired in 2011. He currently is the chairman of the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice and is a past president of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges. He serves as a sitting judge by special assignment.
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor swore in Judge Stucki at the annual NCJFCJ conference in July.
“It is quite an honor to be selected as the president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges,” Judge Stucki said. “I look forward during my term as president to work hard to serve all of our nation's children and families with the best practices and most current research available to our profession.”
Judge Stucki said Ohio has been well represented during NCJFCJ’s 76 year history.
“It is not unprecedented for an Ohio Judge to be selected,” Judge Stucki said. “In fact 10 of the 70 national presidents have been from the Buckeye state, and we have enjoyed a long record of active involvement in leadership of this great organization.”
Judge Cubbon was elected to the Lucas County Juvenile Court in 2004. She currently serves as the administrative judge. In 2009, she was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Children, Families & the Courts. Before she sat on the bench, Judge Cubbon was a Lucas County assistant prosecuting attorney for 23 years.
Judge Cubbon said NCJFCJ provides a national forum for judges and court employees to “engage in important dialogue on issues that directly impact our communities.” She said as a new trustee she wants to help provide quality education and technical assistance to courts and judges to improve outcomes for children and families.
“It is an honor for me to serve on the NCJFCJ Board of Trustee. I look forward to serving with my Ohio colleagues,” Judge Cubbon said. “NCJFCJ is an invaluable resource for judges as we take on the challenges facing the court in addressing the needs of the children, youth, and families we serve.”
Judge Capizzi is currently the president of the Ohio Juvenile Court Judges Association. He served as an acting judge on the Dayton Municipal Court from 1998 to 2002 before he was elected to the Montgomery County Juvenile Court in 2004. Judge Capizzi also serves on the Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Committee, the Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Case Management, and is chairman of the Ohio Juvenile Judges Curriculum Committee.