- Associated Press - Thursday, July 21, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A Dayton-area judge has been selected to serve as president-elect of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Anthony Capizzi was elected last week by the group’s board of directors and is in line to become president next July.

The judges’ association works to improve the country’s family court system and raise awareness of juvenile justice issues such as child trauma, implicit bias - or making assumptions based on race - and reducing the use of shackles, and family law issues such as domestic violence.

Capizzi was elected to the juvenile court in 2004. He previously served as an acting judge on Dayton Municipal Court and was a private attorney for 25 years with a focus on juvenile and family law issues.

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