Updated: Jun 9, 2020
As district judge in Harper Woods, I have to oversee an unfortunate high number of domestic violence cases each year. One of the biggest myths concerning domestic violence is that only the poor or uneducated are victims of abuse. Nothing could be further from the truth. Domestic violence affects everyone — no matter your age, gender preference, race or socioeconomic status.
Recently, I was named to the Domestic Violence Committee of the American Judges Association, where I have learned more about domestic abuse and received extensive training on how best to handle situations involving abusive relationships. It is my hope that I can bring what I’ve learned to promote and improve the effective administration of justice in these cases.