By: Daily Record Staff//June 27, 2011
By: Daily Record Staff//June 27, 2011//
Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea L. Ruhlmann has been recognized as making a difference in the lives of children with emotional and behavior challenges by Monroe County System of Care on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.
Throughout her seven years on the bench, Judge Ruhlmann has sought to enhance court practices in child welfare and juvenile justice. As chair of the Child Welfare Collaborative and the lead judge for Cross Over Youth Practice Model (guided by Georgetown University Center for Public Policy) Judge Ruhlmann has advanced trauma informed practices and training.
Judge Ruhlmann said she was surprised and humbled by the “Got Dreams” award. “This honor is reflection of the ongoing collaboration with the Monroe County Department of Health to improve the coordination of services to children appearing before the court,” she said and even more so since “the children served truly inspired me by their resilient spirits and the remarkable abilities to overcome very real challenges to achieve their goals, and act as role models for their peers.”
Judge Ruhlmann was elected to Monroe County Family Court in 2003. She is married to Col. Raymond E. Ruhlmann III, U.S. Marine Corps, ret., who is also an attorney. They have two children, Olyvia and Raymond IV.