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Chief Judge Chandlee Kuhn

Chief Judge Chandlee Kuhn served as a Judge in the Family Court of the State of Delaware from 1998 until her appointment to Chief Judge of Family Court in 2003. Prior to her appointment to Family Court, Chief Judge Kuhn completed a judicial clerkship with the Delaware Supreme Court and practiced in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation and family law from 1989 to 1998. Chief Judge Kuhn graduated cum laude from the Delaware Law School of Widener University and Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Chief Judge Kuhn is active in the areas of juvenile justice, domestic violence prevention, the prevention of child abuse and education issues. In the area of juvenile justice, Chief Judge Kuhn serves as the Vice-Chair of the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, Co-Chair of the Juvenile Justice Collaborative and serves as a member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group, the Juvenile Justice Review Task Force, and the Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition. Chief Judge Kuhn serves on the Governor's Child Protection Accountability Commission and the Rodel Foundation 2105, Next Decade Steering Committee. Chief Judge Kuhn recently joined the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges School Pathways Project and is addressing school discipline and the school to prison pipeline in Delaware. Chief Judge Kuhn is also one of the national facilitators on the project. Chief Judge Kuhn has implemented many successful programs within the Family Court during her tenure as Chief Judge. She founded the Delaware Girls Initiative, which is focused on addressing gender specific programming for Delaware's at-risk girls. In 2009 Chief Judge Kuhn initiated Gun Court in Delaware's Family Court with the support and cooperation of the Attorney General's Office, the Public Defenders' Office and the Department of Services for Children. More recently, Chief Judge Kuhn, with Delaware's Attorney General and Child Advocate, brought the Stewards of Children training program to all Delaware Family Court employees. Outside of work, Chief Judge Kuhn is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor through Empowered Yoga. She serves as Secretary to the Yoga Service Council, a national organization of yoga providers dedicated to bringing yoga service to underserved and unserved populations. She is seeking ways to use yoga in the juvenile rehabilitation process and created the yoga program at the Ferris School for Boys in Delaware.

Date Created: July 10, 2020