Columbus, OH – In 2001 Judge Joyce A. Campbell of the Fairfield Municipal Court developed and implemented the second mental health court docket in Ohio. As a result of the success of that specialized docket she started a repeat offender docket for drunk or drugged driving in 2009. Judge Campbell will help standardize these types of unique programs throughout Ohio as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio appointed her to the recently created Commission on Specialized Dockets.
As a member of the commission, Campbell will help “advise the Supreme Court and its staff on the promotion of statewide rules and uniform standards concerning specialized dockets; the development and delivery of specialized docket services, including training programs for judges and court personnel; and the consideration of any other issues the commission deems necessary to assist the Supreme Court and its staff regarding specialized dockets.”
Campbell has served as the Fairfield Municipal Court judge since 1999.
Fairfield, Ohio. The Association of Municipal/County Court Judges of Ohio (AMCJO) has awarded Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce A. Campbell the President's Award of Judicial Excellence. The award, presented on February 5, 2011 during the Association's annual three day winter meeting in Dublin, Ohio recognizes Judge Campbell's "outstanding and meritorious service as a Municipal Court Judge, which has contributed to effect the efficient and fair administration of justice, in addition to enhancing the public's perception of the Judiciary of Ohio".
"I am incredibly honored and humbled at receiving this award," said Judge Campbell. She has served as the Fairfield Municipal Court Judge since 1999. In bestowing this award, the Association recognized that Campbell has served as the Educational Committee Chair for the AMCJO for the past ten years and serves as the Vice Chair of the Ohio Judicial College. Judge Campbell began the second mental health court in Ohio in 2001 and has been an advocate for other courts to adopt the principles of therapeutic jurisprudence. Additionally, in 2009 Campbell instituted the STAR Program (Sobriety, Treatment, Accountability and Recovery) which is an intensive specialized docket for second and third offenders charged in the City of Fairfield with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The two year STAR program is designed to assist people who want to work toward recovery and display motivation to change their behavior.
Judge Campbell served as President of the AMCJO in 2009-2010 and President of the Butler County Mental Health Board in 2004-2005. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Criminal Law and Procedure Committee of the Ohio Judicial Conference, serves on the Ohio Judicial Conference Specialized Dockets Committee and is a Fellow in the federal Advanced Science & Technology Adjudication Resource Center for Judges program, which provides ongoing scientific training to judges.