This new model means one family with multiple issues will be seen before one judge, rather than several, Breen said. By connecting one judge with one family, he said, court orders are likely to be more consistent, and offender accountability will be monitored more effectively
"I see parents and children who are going through the most difficult times of their lives," Breen said. "A Family Court Judge has daily opportunities to save a child, to afford protection to a victim of domestic violence and to assist parties with resolving their disputes so they can better parent their children."
Breen said that if he is re-elected, he will continue to make decisions based upon the safety and best interests of the children of the county.
"I will continue to strive to treat every person who comes before the Warren County Family Court fairly and respectfully," he said.
Judge Breen's lengthy Family Court experience has led to his appointment as an Acting Supervising Family Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District, which covers 11 upstate counties. He has also been appointed as an Acting Supreme Court Justice handling matrimonial matters in Warren County Supreme Court.
Judge Breen serves on the advisory boards of the Warren-Washington Homeless Youth Coalition and the Warren County Youth Court. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Hyde Collection and the Board of Directors of the Glens Falls Home, Inc. and The Glen at Hiland Meadows.
Judge Breen is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Glens Falls, New York, LeMoyne College in Syracuse and Albany Law School.