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John J. Romero, Jr.

Judge John Romero Robe NewThe Honorable John J. Romero, Jr.

Past President, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Judge Romero is a retired Presiding Judge of the Children’s Court Division of the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Judge Romero also served as a Therapeutic Court Judge for the Program for the Empowerment of Girls (PEG), an intensive multi-agency juvenile probation program for girls who have some type of violence in their history. Judge Romero began his tenure on the bench in 2003 as a District Court Judge. He is Co-Chair Emeritus of the Children’s Court Improvement Commission, a past member of the New Mexico Tribal-State Judicial Consortium, served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and served on the Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Revision Committee. He is a frequent trainer on issues related to juvenile justice and child welfare. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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