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the bench were not favorably viewed by certain observers, the intention behind my less
traditional style was to connect with the offenders, the victims, and others in the courtroom, to
help effectuate positive change for the community".
Judge Salcido was appointed to the bench in 2002 by former California Governor Gray Davis.
She recently became one of a few San Diego judges to leave office under threat of disciplinary
action; an outcome some praised and others condemned. Now Judge Salcido practices law
with an emphasis on representing Protective Parents in abuse cases (Physical, Emotional,
Sexual, and Substance). JAWS, her nonprofit organization, serves as a clearinghouse of
examples of chronic problems in America's court system. The group promotes easy
remedies to fix what it describes as "the court crisis" and among other things, aims to expose
what it contends is "bias against protective parents in the Family Courts."
Judge Salcido is a 1986 graduate of the University of California at San Diego, having majored
in Philosophy. She received her Juris Doctorate in 1989 from the University of California at
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