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Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko

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West Virginia Family Court Association

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Background Information

Employment History

Family Court Judge

1st Judicial Circuit


Chief Judge

First Circuit Family Court


Primary Representative

West Virginia Legislature


Affiliations

National Conference of Juvenile

Member


Wellsburg United Methodist Church

Member


Zeta Tau Alpha

General Advisor To the Bethany Chapter


Education

Bethany College


Weir Senior High School


West Virginia College of Law


bachelor of arts degree

communications


law degree

West Virginia University


law degree

WVU College of Law


Web References(9 Total References)


www.weirtondailytimes.com

Family Court Judge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko has announced she will seek re-election in the May 10 primary election.
Chernenko is family court judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit, which includes Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties. She was elected to the position in 2002 and 2008. Prior to that, she was appointed to preside over family law cases in the circuit by Gov. Chernenko said, "I have been honored to serve the families of the 1st Judicial Circuit during my time as a family court judge. Each day I strive to protect our children and improve their lives by implementing programs such as custody mediation, creating co-parenting instructional materials, and continuing efforts to improve court processes." She implemented a family court parenting mediation program two years before it was mandated statewide by the West Virginia Legislature, and adopted a parent education program in the circuit before it was implemented throughout the state also. In 2008 the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals awarded one of two grants to Chernenko to establish a children's safe area at her court facility in Wheeling. In November, she established a similar children's area, which she named "The Kids' Korner," in her Hancock County facility. "Both the Hancock and Ohio county children's areas provide a safe haven for children, in order to shelter them from the conflict between their parents that inevitably takes place as a part of these court proceedings," Chernenko explained. In 2002 and 2003 the Supreme Court awarded Chernenko a total of $100,000 in grants over two years to establish monitored parenting and exchange centers, through agencies in Ohio and Hancock counties, to protect victims of domestic violence and children in high conflict parenting cases. Chernenko was born and raised in Weirton and graduated from Weir Senior High School in 1974. She attended Bethany College, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in communications in 1978. She graduated from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1981. In 1999 Chernenko was elected president of the West Virginia Family Court Association, serving two consecutive terms until October 2001. During the 2000 and 2001 West Virginia legislative sessions, she was the primary representative of the Family Court Association, traveling across the state to advocate for the new court system and assisting legislative leaders in their efforts to establish the court. Since the passage of the West Virginia Family Court Constitutional Amendment in November 2000, Chernenko has been named to the Supreme Court's family court legislative committee and the committee on transfer of domestic violence jurisdiction. She was selected by the Supreme Court to train new family court judges in domestic violence law, shared parenting law and other areas of family law. In 2001 Chernenko represented the state's judiciary at a national conference on the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse issues held in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband, Marc, also a Bethany College graduate, have remained active at their alma mater, serving on its board of trustees for 15 years. She has served as general advisor to the Bethany chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, a national women's fraternity founded at Bethany in 1905 and has been an alumni advisor to the college's Panhellenic Council and student court. She also has been an avid supporter of Bethany's varsity women's field hockey and lacrosse teams. In 2004 she was named Outstanding Alumna for her service to Bethany, and in 2012 she and her husband were jointly awarded Alumni of the Year honors. Chernenko is a member of Wellsburg United Methodist Church, where she serves on its pastor-parish relations committee; and an active supporter of the Brooke County Pioneer Trail Association.


www.weirtondailytimes.com

Chernenko announces re-election bid From staff reportsJudge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko announced in a press release she is seeking re-election to the First Circuit Family Court.Chernenko currently is the chief judge of the First Circuit Family Court, which consists of Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio counties, and hears cases involving divorce, legal separation, custody, alimony, child support, division of marital property and debts, paternity, infant guardianship and name change, and domestic violence.Chernenko first was elected to the bench in 2002. "I was very proud that the voters of the First Circuit entrusted me with this position of public service, so important to the families of our area," Chernenko said.According to the release, Chernenko "has been the principal force" in new programs for the court, including a class for parents dealing with the emotional issues children face during divorce and a mediation program to help parents resolve custody disputes without a trial.The release continues to say that the West Virginia Legislature made mediation and parent education mandatory statewide after the implementation of the programs in the First Circuit."I learned about other states' mediation programs and believed that such a program would benefit our families in the First Circuit.It has been a tremendous help because it allows the parents to develop a parenting schedule tailored to their family's needs, while avoiding the costs of litigation," Chernenko said.The West Virginia Supreme Court also named Chernenko to a committee to establish a program to help families with chronic custody problems that result in many returns to court."The Supreme Court has selected the First Circuit as a pilot project for this incredible program.It will be an intensive six weeks of classes, which will educate and counsel parents who have not been able, long term, to resolve their conflicts.I was pleased to be asked by the Supreme Court to pioneer this program here in the Northern Panhandle.It will be a major improvement in the lives of families embroiled in custody disputes," Chernenko said.Chernenko has served as a member of the West Virginia Family Judicial Association's Executive Committee for more than ten years and was elected president from 2000 to 2002.Chernenko was born and raised in Weirton and earned her juris doctor degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1981.She worked for the Honorable John H. Kamlowsky, United States bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of West Virginia from 1981 to 1982 and practiced family law from 1982 to 1999 at the firm of William E. Watson and Associates.Chernenko currently resides in Wellsburg with her husband Marc, who practices law with William E. Watson and Associates.


www.reviewonline.com

Chernenko announces re-election bid for circuit judgeJudge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko announced in a press release she is seeking re-election to the First Circuit Family Court.Chernenko is currently the Chief Judge of the First Circuit Family Court, which consists of Hancock, Brooke, and Ohio counties, and hears cases involving divorce, legal separation, custody, alimony, child support, division of marital property and debts, paternity, infant guardianship and name change, and domestic violence.Chernenko was first elected to the bench in 2002."I was very proud that the voters of the First Circuit entrusted me with this position of public service, so important to the families of our area," Chernenko said.According to the release, Chernenko "has been the principal force" in new programs for the court, including a class for parents dealing with the emotional issues children face during divorce and a mediation program to help parents resolve custody disputes without a trial.The release continues to say that the West Virginia Legislature made mediation and parent education mandatory statewide after the implementation of the programs in the First Circuit."I learned about other states' mediation programs and believed that such a program would benefit our families in the First Circuit.It has been a tremendous help because it allows the parents to develop a parenting schedule tailored to their family's needs, while avoiding the costs of litigation," Chernenko said.The West Virginia Supreme Court also named Chernenko to a committee to establish a program to help families with chronic custody problems that result in many returns to court."The Supreme Court has selected the First Circuit as a pilot project for this incredible program.It will be an intensive six weeks of classes, which will educate and counsel parents who have not been able, long term, to resolve their conflicts.I was pleased to be asked by the Supreme Court to pioneer this program here in the Northern Panhandle.It will be a major improvement in the lives of families embroiled in custody disputes," Chernenko said.Chernenko has served as a member of the West Virginia Family Judicial Association's Executive Committee for more than ten years and was elected president from 2000 to 2002.Chernenko was born and raised in Weirton and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1981.She worked for the Honorable John H. Kamlowsky, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia from 1981 to 1982 and practiced family law from 1982 to 1999 at the firm of William E. Watson and Associates.Chernenko currently resides in Wellsburg with her husband Marc, who practices law with William E. Watson and Associates.


www.theintelligencer.net [cached]

Family Court Judge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko has announced her candidacy as a Democrat in this year's primary election for the position of Family Court Judge for the 1st Judicial Circuit, Division One. Chernenko described her reasons for filing for the newly created position. "I have served in the Family Court for the past five years.Before that, during my 15 years practicing law, I represented clients who were experiencing the distress of domestic issues. "I am committed to fairness and continued improvement of the family court system in the Northern Panhandle, and believe that as a Family Court Judge, I will be able to continue to work toward those goals." The 1st Judicial Circuit will serve as one of four pilot projects areas designated by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to provide a counseling session for children of divorce. Governor Bob Wise appointed Chernenko to a term of office that began in January and will extend until Jan. 1, 2003. Chernenko had served as Family Law Master for the 1st Judicial Circuit since Sept. 1, 1996. From 1999 to 2001 Chernenko served as president of the West Virginia Family Court Association, an organization comprised of the family law masters of the state. As president she was the primary representative of the association in dealings with the West Virginia Legislature during the 2001 legislative sessions in which the new Family Court was created. In 1999, Chernenko joined a delegation of West Virginia legislators and judiciary in attending the National Conference for Juvenile and Family Court Judges in St. Louis, a conference focusing on the importance of a Unified Family Court. Since the passage of the West Virginia Family Court Amendment in November 2000, Chernenko has served on the Supreme Court's Family Court Legislative Committee and the Committee on Transfer of Domestic Violence Jurisdiction. She is also a member of a statewide workgroup designed to improve judicial response to cases involving violence against children and a member of the National Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. She has been selected by the West Virginia Supreme Court to train new family court judges and family case coordinators in domestic violence law, shared parenting law and other areas of family law. She is a 1981 graduate of the West Virginia College of Law, a 1978 graduate of Bethany College, and a 1974 graduate of Weir Senior High School in Weirton.She and her husband, attorney Marc B. Chernenko, reside in Wellsburg. Home | News | Community | Editorials | Columns | Sports | Feedback | Classifieds The IntelligencerWheeling News-Register 1500 Main St. | Wheeling, WV 26003


www.weirtondailytimes.com [cached]

First Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko is one of 15 attorneys honored through the Lawyers and Leaders honors program launched this year by West Virginia Executive magazine and the West Virginia University College of Law.


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