Judge Roger Chan of the San Francisco Superior Court was named the Wilmont Sweeney Juvenile Court Judge of the Year for 2022 by the Juvenile Court Judges of California, a section of the California Judges Association. The announcement was made during the CJA’s (virtual) Annual Meeting on Dec. 15.
Appointed in 2016 by Governor Jerry Brown, Judge Chan presides over family dependency and juvenile justice cases in the Unified Family Court. Judge Chan credits his experience as a public defender, coupled with his cultural background, for his ability to be the judge he is today. “It is really important that people who come to court feel they’re listened to and seen.”
The Wilmont Sweeney Juvenile Court Judge of the Year is presented annually by juvenile court judges to a California juvenile court judge who exemplifies innovative dedication to California’s youth. Congratulations Judge Chan!