Municipal Court

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The Stepping Up Initiative

Fairfield Municipal Court Judge Joyce A. Campbell chosen for the 2018 Excellence for Stepping Up in Butler County Award.

The Stepping Up Initiative is a national effort taking part at the local level to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in our jails.  It is a collaboration between law enforcement, mental health providers, governmental institutions, support and advocacy groups like NAMI, and the community to combat stereotypes, decrease conflict and stigma and provide a wider range of services for people with mental illness and addiction.

The award was presented Thursday October 4, 2018.


Listen to WOUB Interview with Judge Joyce A. Campbell The Role of Special Docket Courts



Ohio Judge Elected to National Alliance on Mental Illness Board

Fairfield Municipal Judge Joyce A. Campbell was recently elected to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) board of directors.

NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Judge Campbell already sits on the NAMI Ohio board of directors, and presided over a mental health docket in the city of Fairfield since 2001. For more information, please click here.

Common Good

Dozens of Ohio courts have set up special sessions to assist people suffering from mental illness who end up in the criminal justice system. It’s a collaborative effort in which courts join forces with treatment providers, law enforcement, and others to connect people with much needed services such as medication, counseling, housing and transportation. For more information, please click here.

Watch Judge Campbell in a PBS show about treatment of people with mental illness who are involved in the court system.deadline now graphic judge campbell