St. Louis judge to be honored for work in juvenile justice
Posted on: 7:03 pm, August 5, 2013, by Staff Writer, updated on: 07:02pm, August 5, 2013
ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – St. Louis Judge Jimmie Edwards, is to be honored for his work in juvenile justice on November 21, later this year in Washington, D.C. Judge Edwards will be the 2013 recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, from Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts.
Judge Edward has been the driving force behind the Innovative Concept Academy, schools of last chance for troubled youth from the St. Louis Public School system and other school districts that has won accolades for turning troubled youths into academic successes and productive members of the community.
The academy has been operation for 5 years and seen hundreds of youths for the surrounding St. Louis area.
Edwards has been on the St. Louis Circuit Court bench since 1992, serving as Chief Juvenile Court Judge for five years. He received his law degree from St. Louis University in 1982. He and his wife of 24 years, Stacy Maria Edwards, have three children, Murphy, Ashley and John. They are members of the Antioch Baptist Church in St. Louis.