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Sept. 18, 2007
Supreme Court Hires First Program Manager Dedicated to Domestic Violence Case Issues

Worthington Resident a graduate of Ohio State's Moritz College of Law

Diana L. Ramos-ReardonDiana L. Ramos-Reardon of Worthington has joined the Supreme Court of Ohio in the Judicial & Court Services Division as its first full-time domestic violence program manager, the Court announced today. Ramos-Reardon's first day with the Court was Monday, Sept. 17.

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ramos-Reardon received her bachelor's degree from Emory University and master's degree in public administration from The Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs. She received her law degree from the Michael E. Moritz College of Law at Ohio State and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1997. Ramos-Reardon comes to the Court from the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office of Criminal Justice Services where she spearheaded the office's domestic violence initiative.

“With the addition of Diana, the Court is expanding its services to include additional efforts in victim protection and support, offender accountability and treatment, and breaking the cycle of family violence,” said Steven C. Hollon, administrative director for the Supreme Court.

In her role as domestic violence program manager, Ramos-Reardon will monitor trends, disseminate information and provide assistance to local courts on issues associated with civil and criminal domestic violence and stalking case practices and procedures. She will work closely with Supreme Court staff in the Specialized Dockets Section to support and expand the effectiveness of the domestic violence dockets, as well as the Court's Children, Families & the Courts and Dispute Resolution sections.

Ramos-Reardon is a former member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence and now will serve as the Court's staff liaison to the committee. The committee is charged with developing and recommending best practices and procedures for improving the Ohio court system's response to domestic violence and stalking.

For a high-resolution image of Diana Ramos-Reardon, visit the following link: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/PIO/news/2007/ramos-reardon_highres.zip

Contact: Chris Davey or Andrea M. Strle, 614.387.9250