Julie Bruns for Judge
Elect Magistrate Julie Bruns
Julie has worked in Juvenile Court for more than 17 years. Initially Julie worked in Juvenile Court as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney prosecuting juvenile offenders.
Serving on an Ohio Supreme Court committee, Julie has helped create juvenile competency laws that help delinquent youth understand the nature & objectives of the proceedings against them to assist in their defense & rehabilitation
Currently Julie is working in Juvenile Court as a Juvenile Court Magistrate presiding over & making legal decisions regarding child custody, parenting time & support for local families.
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Committee to Elect Julie Bruns
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After graduating from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1996, Julie accepted a position with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. She was initially assigned to the Juvenile Division where she prosecuted delinquent youth for various crimes and worked closely with victims and with the police. Julie quickly realized she enjoyed working with and helping victims of crime, but she also found the rehabilitation of juveniles to be vital to our communities, in the hopes of making our communities safer.
Working With Our Community
In 1999, Julie moved to an adult criminal docket where she prosecuted adult felony offenders. During this time, Julie determined that being a trial attorney was something she really enjoyed. She also discovered that prosecuting defendants who victimized children was difficult but very rewarding. As a result, in 2002, Julie requested to be assigned to CARE House, Montgomery County’s Child Advocacy Center.
While assigned at CARE House, Julie successfully prosecuted many cases involving the physical and sexual abuse of children. She was an integral part of the multidisciplinary team which consisted of representatives from the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s office, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Montgomery County Job and Family Services, Dayton Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Together this multidisciplinary team worked to combat child abuse within our community.
May 2010 – Attorney of the Year Award for Juvenile Court
Youth Rehabilitation Advocate
In 2005, Julie was appointed as Chief of the Juvenile Division of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. While there, Julie trained new attorneys on evaluating cases, preparing cases for trial and working with victims of crime. She also became an integral part in Juvenile Court programs meant to provide rehabilitation for youth offenders, one of which is the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative or JDAI. This nationally recognized program aims to identify youth who would benefit from programs that could help them avoid official court action, and also creates programs that aim to prevent youth from ever becoming involved in delinquent acts.
While Juvenile Division Chief, Julie helped create a nationally recognized Juvenile Sexting Diversion Program. This program offered an alternative to prosecution for youth involved in sexting (sending nude photos via social media). Prosecutor’s offices from all over the country contacted Julie to model their program after Montgomery County’s program. An article featuring this program even appeared in an issue of Redbook Magazine
Julie grew up in Ottawa, Ohio, a farming community of less than 5,000 people. Her parents were both teachers, her mother a preschool teacher and her father a high school principal. Julie started her campaign experience at a young age, becoming President of her senior class and the Buckeye Girls State Representative her senior year. These opportunities gave her a quick education about elections and how government works which sparked her interest to become an attorney.
- Miami University (Undergraduate)
- English Secondary Education Major
- Graduate cum laude
- While a student at Miami University, Julie was a member of a sorority which gave her the opportunity to participate in multiple philanthropic activities
- Dayton School of Law (Law School)
- Graduated 1996
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