Batavia, OH – Clermont County Judge James A. Shriver will be sworn in Thursday, June 27, at 4:00 p.m. in the Juvenile Court located at 2340 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, OH. Clermont County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler will administer the oath. Judge Shriver will replace former Judge Stephanie Wyler, who retired in December. Judge Shriver will run in the November 2014 general election in order to serve a full six-year term on the Probate/Juvenile Court, which begins February 9, 2015. Wyler was personally selected by Shriver to conduct the ceremony in view of her 22 years of service to the Clermont County Probate/Juvenile Court.
Clermont County Municipal Court Judge James A. Shriver was appointed to Probate/Juvenile Court by Governor John R. Kasich earlier this year. Judge Shriver is currently serving his 19th year as Judge of the Municipal Court and will transition to his new position on July 1, 2013. Judge Shriver is well known and respected throughout the region for leading numerous innovative programs in Clermont County and the State of Ohio. Shriver started Ohio’s first OVI Court. He serves as Chair of the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Specialized Dockets and as an ex-officio member of the Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Shriver is also a past president of the Association of Municipal/County Judges of Ohio and was elected from over 800 judges at all Ohio Court levels to serve as Vice President of the Ohio Judicial Conference. Judge Shriver describes himself as a conservative and strict constructionist. He has presided over 100,000 civil and criminal cases during his judicial career and has endeavored to develop programs that reduce recidivism and promote safer communities.
Shriver is also highly revered for his collaboration efforts with the Clermont Recovery Center and the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board to create drug treatment and recovery programs which benefit both the community and the Court. These types of programs include the first-of-its-kind OVI Court Enhanced Treatment Program that focused on early intervention in order to provide in-depth assessments and essential family treatment groups.
During his career, Shriver has witnessed the devastation of young lives caused by the abuse of drugs and alcohol in those who have appeared before him in court. Their choices have resulted in crimes and sometimes even death. “My interest in helping youth stems from recognizing the fact that what they do now will influence the rest of their lives and I strive daily to make a positive impact before they become adult offenders,” stated Judge Shriver. “I plan to continue my efforts in directing youth away from a life of crime and drugs by encouraging them to become productive people who can hopefully make a positive impact in the life of their peers.”
“Clermont County is fortunate to have Judge Shriver serving in our courts. He is a man of integrity with high standards, compassion and intellect,” stated Vice President of the Board of Clermont County Commissioners David Uible. “After 19 years on the bench, Judge Shriver will be a positive influence on the Juvenile Court and on the youths that will come before him.”
The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. For more information regarding the ceremony, contact 513-732-7396.
For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director, Annette Meagher at (513) 441-9647 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org