Re-Election Campaign 2018
When one election cycle ends, another begins. People could get overwhelmed by all the elections, or they could be glad they have a voice in who will make decisions that affect their lives. Our freedom to choose our leaders was bought with a heavy price. It is our duty as Americans to protect and maintain that freedom. All the signs and advertisements are better than the alternative.
Campaign 2018 is up and running with candidates raising money, supporters, and volunteers. Soon it will be time to vote again!
JUSTICE COURT PCT 2 MENTORING PROGRAM
Judge Staudt created the Justice Court Precinct 2 Mentoring Program. The program assigns a trained volunteer to meet with a student for the duration of the student’s probation. Judge Staudt conducts regular training sessions. Numerous professionals have assisted in educating the mentors on drugs, law, autism, listening skills, and role modeling. Her training manual has been a model for other courts. Students responded with a change in attitude towards themselves and others. They realized their potential, their value, set goals, and succeed in moving forward with their life. Families are reconciled. Staudt says “It is heartwarming to witness a young person grasp their personal value and realize their potential. “.
Judge Staudt assigned her first mentor in 1995. Hundreds of students have successfully changed their attitudes and exchanged bad choices for good ones. Today mentors are still being assigned and student’s lives are changed forever. As stated in the training materials, “it will not matter what car I drove, the house I lived in, or how much money I had, but it will matter that I made a difference in the life of a child”.
Mentors at the 2016 Justice Court Mentoring Banquet
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Judge Staudt maintains an active relationship with non-profits and governmental entities to ensure community service hours are available. She is quoted “I will not order something unless I know the defendant is capable of doing so and has the opportunity to comply”.
“We greatly appreciate the workers Judge Staudt sends here for their community service hours. Several have come back voluntarily after realizing how serving makes them feel good about doing something for others”. Doris Ahr, volunteer with LHCOC.
PARENT WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
Parenting can be a tremendous challenge. Even loving and caring parents can find themselves living with a rebellious child. As Judge Staudt observed the juvenile cases in her court proceedings, she realized parents needed to be “re-empowered”. By that she means, “Parents had lost control and felt helpless to be the parents they needed to be”. She sought the assistance of parent educator, Stacey Jeannett.
Judge Staudt explained that she orders the workshop for parents to learn how to re-capture their child’s heart, hear about their legal responsibilities, and receive support and encouragement. The workshop is ordered when parents are struggling with their teen(s). Stacey explains, “We teach parents that they essentially have zero ‘control’ with their teens! But through mutual respect and encouraging communication they may gain 100% ‘influence’ over their teen’s choices!” Parents find the workshop extremely beneficial.
“This workshop encouraged me…” and showed my son “…his actions and words were hurting me”. Parent
THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY/YMCA TEEN COURT
Judge Staudt partnered with the YMCA to create the first Teen Court in Williamson County that was open to all students, regardless of where they went to school or where they lived. Students have benefited from having their offense dismissed by completing the requirements of Teen Court. This program assigns a teen defense attorney to the offender. The entire court is made up of trained teenagers in the roles of the judiciary. The program has been in existence since 1996. Judge Staudt serves tirelessly, holding training sessions and court sessions twice each month throughout the school year.
“Death is a part of life, it is inevitable, but the death scenes I am called to are “unexpected and unexplained”. Death Inquest has taught me to never hold a grudge, nor live with regrets. Someone you love could die unexpectedly and you are left with the impossibility of resolving any relationship. I grieve with those left behind and pray for them. I’m grateful to minister to those who are left behind to experience their first Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Thanksgiving without their loved one. “
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Judge Edna Staudt
Edna Staudt Re-election Campaign
P O Box 148 Leander 78641