Robert A. Bermingham Appointed JDRDC Director of Court Services


Sept. 14, 2009
OPA 169/09

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  • Start date is Oct. 12.
  • Bermingham has been with Fairfax County for more than 22 years; currently is gang prevention coordinator.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors today confirmed the appointment of Robert A. Bermingham Jr. as director of court services, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (JDRDC). He will begin his new position on Monday, Oct. 12.

Bermingham currently serves as the countywide gang prevention coordinator. He has worked for Fairfax County for more than 22 years; he began his county career as a probation officer at the JDRDC in 1987. Prior to his appointment as gang prevention coordinator in February 2005, Bermingham was a JDRDC probation supervisor.

As the gang prevention coordinator, he has been actively involved in the juvenile and domestic relations justice system and the broader human services system. He has extensive experience collaborating with the school system, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, the business community and other community stakeholders. Fairfax County’s gang prevention program received a National Association of Counties Achievement Award in 2009.

The Virginia Juvenile Justice Association’s immediate past president, Bermingham also has been president (2002-2006) and legislative chairperson (2000-2008); he received the association’s Meritorious Service Award in 2001. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. He is also the Braddock District representative on the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Citizens Advisory Committee.

Bermingham has a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Marymount University. He will receive an annual salary of $125,000.

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