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July 5, 2020

#28 Judge Jessica Hammon: Exciting, Smart and a Yoga Teacher for Delinquent Kids

#28 Judge Jessica Hammon: Exciting, Smart and a Yoga Teacher for Delinquent Kids

Judge Jessica Hammon has an unusual passion for community service and yoga.  The new Judge has taken her yoga practice so seriously that she has taken it to the Genesee Valley Regional Detention Center for Youths.  There she has introduced those youths detained to trauma based yoga.  The idea being the yoga experience will help deal with the stress and trauma they experienced. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced on Tuesday, April 7, 2020  her appointment of Jessica J. Hammon, age 38, a private practice attorney, to fill a partial term in district court after Mark W. Latchana was appointed in March to a judgeship in Genesee County Circuit Court.   She previously served as President of the Genesee County Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors.   Judge Jessica Hammon comes from a family devoted to public and community service.  Her father, Ted served many years on the Burton City council, Genesee County Commissioner as well as a State Representative and a member of Michigan's Parole Board.  She has learned about her community from childhood.  She has been a well-known volunteer for various community organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving,  During her tenure with the Genesee County Bar Association she started and continued various efforts to foster community action on the part of local attorneys.  Her work has resulted in raising much needed funds for various worthy causes in the Flint area.  She has been recognized by her collegues as a dynamic leader in area professional activities.   She was an expert at Child Abuse and Neglect matters, criminal and family law. Judge Hammon has much of her career devoted to representing  the poor.     Judge Hammon earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint with a back and a Juris Doctor degree from the Ave Maria School of Law.  She is a graduate of Atherton High School in Genesee County.   For more information on Judge Hammon:  https://retainjudgehammon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RetainJudgeHammon/ https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499-524643--rss,00.html https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Burton-attorney-appointed-to-Genesee-County-District-Court-judge-position-569442271.html --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/radiofreeflint/message

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