“Judge Mike” Stuttley is running for mayor of South Holland and will be discussing what policies would be most effective in combating the challenges facing the south suburbs, amongst them a troubling level of youth violence. He is especially interested in creating the kind of economic stability that will allow parents to better provide for their children.
About Judge Stuttley
Judge Stuttley served sixteen years as the first full-time juvenile court judge for Chicago’s south suburbs, which include Dolton, Harvey, and South Holland. He was appointed by Cook County in response to the youth crime wave that came to that area following the demolition of Chicago’s public housing projects in the 1990s. Today the south suburbs are amongst the poorest areas in the nation.
Judge Stuttley has employed innovative approaches to dealing with juvenile criminals from the very start of his tenure. In 2008, Judge Stuttley gave an address to the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood entitled “Parental Alienation from the Juvenile Court’s Standpoint.”
About Jeffery Leving
Named one of “America’s Best Lawyers” by Forbes Radio™, Jeffery M. Leving (http://dadsrights.com) recently hit #1 on Amazon’s Best Selling Author’s list for his groundbreaking book, Fathers’ Rights. He also authored Divorce Wars and the newly released and critically acclaimed How to Be a Good Divorced Dad. Leving has been honored in Resolution No. 995 by the Illinois House of Representatives for his “forward-thinking initiatives in the field of law and father’s rights.” The House of Representatives resolved that Leving “serves as a model of hard work, integrity, and dedication for the people of the State of Illinois.” He is the chairman of the Illinois Council on Responsible Fatherhood (www.ResponsibleFatherhood.Illinois.gov). In November of 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Leving the National Lifetime Call to Service Award.
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