Presiding Superior Court Judge Mark Moran has appointed Judge Ted Reed to be the presiding Juvenile Court judge of Coconino County, according to a county press release.
As presiding Juvenile Court judge, Reed will oversee the operations of the Juvenile Court including juvenile detention, juvenile probation and juvenile programming.
“I am pleased to appoint such a qualified person to such an important position,” Moran wrote. “Judge Reed’s involvement in the Juvenile Court over the last eight years and his dedications to the staff, kids and families in our juvenile justice system made him the top choice for presiding juvenile court judge.”
Reed was appointed to the position of judge pro tempore for the county superior court. In that position, Reed oversaw family law, Recovery Court and juvenile delinquency. Last election, Reed was elected to Division 1 of the Cococnino County Superior Court after Judge Jacqueline Hatch retired.
Reed was a private criminal defense and family law lawyer and served as the deputy Coconino County Attorney from 2005 to 2008.
“I look forward to building on the success of our Coconino County Juvenile Justice System and working with a professional and dedicated staff whose focus is on the well-being of the kids,” Reed wrote. “It is truly humbling to receive this opportunity to leave the juvenile court in advancing the initiatives we currently are working on and developing further creative solutions to help our kids and families succeed.”